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Adverse Possession: Related Doctrines

This lesson focuses upon a number of doctrines that are closely related to adverse possession of land. It includes a discussion of the following doctrines: agreed boundaries; mutual recognition and acquiescence; estoppel; good faith improvement; and the extent to which one can establish title to chattels by adverse possession (or by the operation of finding statutes). The lesson is in "lecturette" format. Each doctrine is introduced with a brief, slide-accompanied lecture introduction, and the lesson concludes with a series of review questions designed to reinforce student understanding of the material introduced in the lecturette.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

1. Identify the elements of agreed boundaries.

2. State the elements of mutual recognition and acquiescence.

3. Relate the elements of estoppel.

4. State the elements of good faith improvement.

5. State the elements for adverse possession of personal property.

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