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S.233

Introduced by   Senator Giard of Addison District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Real property; adverse possession

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase the time period within which an adverse possession claim must be brought from 15 years to 40 years after the action accrues.

AN ACT RELATING TO ADVERSE POSSESSION

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  12 V.S.A. § 501 is amended to read:

§ 501.  RECOVERY OF LANDS

Except as otherwise provided in section 5263 of Title 32, an action for the recovery of lands, or the possession thereof, shall not be maintained, unless commenced within fifteen 40 years after the cause of action first accrues to the plaintiff or those under whom he the plaintiff claims.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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