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Old 03-09-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Adverse possession of land within the Blue Line

Has anyone been a victim of, or knows the history of, adverse possession of land within the blue line? Also, do you see adverse possession as a legitimate way of making use of land that isn't being utilized? It's a very interesting concept but don't know if it's ever happened in the park.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
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I think that I remember correctly that adverse possession is no longer applied in NY as it once was due to a court ruling of several years ago. The substance of it as I recall was that if there was a genuine belief on the part of both parties that the land belonged to them that it would be settled in someone's favor but that the "I have been using this land forever" argument did not apply if you knew the land did not belong to you. I think if google "NY adverse possession" you will find more and better information.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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With Adverse Possession, you would need to have a clear an obvious use of the property for an extended period of time (10+ years) prior to making a claim. It's difficult to prove and seldom is enforced anymore.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:49 PM   #4
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My family lost 6 acres to the Northway when it was built.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:17 AM   #5
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My family lost 6 acres to the Northway when it was built.
That would be Eminent Domain.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:18 PM   #6
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That would be Eminent Domain.
oops, you're correct!
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:20 PM   #7
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If I recall there were quite a few "squatter" cases in the Raquette Lake area that were settled recently. The "squatters" won.
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