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Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey

2023-10-24T17:37:59+00:00

When someone exercises ownership and control over a piece of property long enough in New Jersey, it can become theirs under the doctrine of Adverse Possession. It sounds simple enough but there are a number of requirements that make such actions relatively rare. Here's how it works. Although the doctrine of Adverse Possession began in common law, it was later codified by statute at NJSA 2A:14-30 which states: “Thirty years' actual possession of any real estate excepting woodlands or uncultivated tracts, and 60 years' actual possession of woodlands or uncultivated tracts,  uninterruptedly continued by occupancy, descent, conveyance or otherwise, shall, in [...]

Actions for Adverse Possession in New Jersey2023-10-24T17:37:59+00:00

Actions for Quiet Title in New Jersey – NJSA 2A:62-1 et seq and R. 4:62-1 et seq

2023-08-08T02:04:08+00:00

What is a Quiet Title Action? A quiet title claim is made when there is a dispute over the ownership of a piece of real estate. A party can ask the Court to enter a declaratory judgment that they have legal title to the piece of real estate, and if successful then a certified copy of this judgment can be recorded at the County just like a deed would be recorded. Cases like this arise most commonly to adjudicate a dispute over a property line or easement, but they can arise in many other ways such as when there is a [...]

Actions for Quiet Title in New Jersey – NJSA 2A:62-1 et seq and R. 4:62-1 et seq2023-08-08T02:04:08+00:00
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