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Old 05-15-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: nc
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Default NC Homesteading Laws

Is there a law for property ownership after occupying the land for 25 years? I had heard about it a long time ago and was not sure if it were true.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 ended homesteading. The only exception to this was in Alaska, for which the law allowed homesteading until 1986.

Homestead Act of 1862 - http://www.nathankramer.com/settle/a.../homestead.htm
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:52 AM
 
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Exclamation homestead laws

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Is there a law for property ownership after occupying the land for 25 years? I had heard about it a long time ago and was not sure if it were true.

how can the goverment go and change a law that has stood for so long
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Highest county in the Virginia hills
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The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 ended homesteading.


I could be wrong, but I suspect the inquiry was about what are sometimes known as adverse possession laws, not the expansion-era concept of homesteading on "unclaimed" (usually Indian) lands.

See summary of various state laws at http://www.lawchek.net/resources/forms/que/advposs.htm
and relevant sections of NC law at http://law.justia.com/northcarolina/...article_4.html
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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my aunt gave my husband and me 1/2 acre of land with a run down trailer on it. How do we transfer ownership to ourselves? Can it be done by simply going to our register of deeds ans her signing it over or do we have to hire a lawyer? will there be 'gift' taxes?
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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I would advise you hire a lawyer on that. I can tell you that there will be gift taxes on it from both the state and the IRS, which will be calculated based on the market value of the piece of land and trailer.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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how can the goverment go and change a law that has stood for so long
It's called repealing a law...it's done all the time.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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can I do a adverse possession on a mobile home in North carolina
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