Although traditionally a rather uncommon cause of action, adverse possession, sometimes referred to as “squatter’s rights,” has become an increasingly discussed topic in Austin and other cities in Texas. Adverse possession refers to the process by which a claimant gains legal title to the land of another by possessing it for a period of time. This article will provide a brief overview of the elements of adverse possession in Texas. If you believe you have a claim of adverse possession or are facing a claim of adverse possession, contact Austin real estate attorney Farren Smith for an evaluation of your case.
Elements of Adverse Possession in Texas
While Texas law contains four distinct statutes regarding adverse possession, all claims require a showing of certain common elements. The Texas Civil Practice & Remedy Code