Adverse Possession

Adverse possession is a principle in real estate law allows someone who possesses for and extended amount of time a piece of land belonging to someone else, they may be able to claim legal title to that land. In most cases, to prove adverse possession the person claiming ownership by way of adverse possession must show that its possession is actual, open, notorious, exclusive, hostile, under cover of claim or right, and continuous and uninterrupted for a statutory period.

This is why locating your property is not enough. Establishing a clear boundary for your property and having regular inspection of the property is so important to protect against adverse possession. Rhodes Surveyors can help with all of these services on Rhodes, mainland Greece, and on Cyprus.