The Elements for the Claim of Adverse Possession

In Nevada, the elements for the claim of Adverse Possession are:

  1. Since [DATE], Plaintiff has maintained exclusive, actual, open, continuous, and notoriously obvious possession of the real property located at [ADDRESS] and more particularly described as [LEGAL DESCRIPTION] (the “Property”);
  2. Plaintiff has possessed the Property in excess of [NUMBER] years;
  3. Plaintiff has treated the Property as [ITS/HIS/HER] own;
  4. Since [DATE], Plaintiff has paid all required state, county, municipal, and/or property taxes which may have been levied and assessed against the Property, or has tendered payment thereof;
  5. [ALTERNATIVE: Plaintiff made an honest mistake regarding the true ownership of the Property (explain: Plaintiff relied on an incorrect deed, etc.)];
  6. [ALTERNATIVE: Plaintiff was at all times aware Defendants claimed to be the legal owners of the Property]; and
  7. Plaintiff is entitled to an order from this Court declaring that [IT/HE/SHE] is the rightful legal owner of the Property by adverse possession.

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