Friday, August 3, 2012

Court reviews whether adverse possession gave appellees title to a parcel of land

EUGENE WILKERSON v. CLAUDE B. McCOY, ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. App. July 26, 2012)

The appellees claim ownership to two tracts of land listed as parcels 4.00 and 4.01 on the Union County Tax Map. They assert ownership through adverse possession as a result of members of their family allegedly farming and paying taxes on the parcels since 1917. The appellant was a bona fide purchaser of parcel 4.00 in 2003. The appellees filed a complaint to quiet title to determine ownership of the land; the appellant countered with a complaint for a declaratory judgment. The trial court consolidated the actions and concluded that the appellees held title to the parcels by adverse possession. The appellant appeals. We reverse.

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