Number of years until Color of Title?

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    Number of years until Color of Title?

    A group of "bad" neighbors had been in litigation with the developers of a neighborhood for over ten years. One of many facets of the lawsuit was ownership of the private road, which was the only access to the homes in the neighborhood. The developers gave the private road to a group of homeowners (Good, LLC) via quit claim. Two days later the developers and the "bad" neighbors signed a Consent Order to end the lawsuit. The Consent Order states that all homeowners own that portion of the road that is in front of their property (up to the middle of the road).

    The Good, LLC homeowners were not party to the lawsuit and, therefore, are not bound by the Consent Order. The quit claim proceeded the Consent Order, so the Good, LLC homeowners "should" be able to win a "Clear Title" lawsuit (would you agree?).

    However if the Good, LLC homeowners do nothing ... after X years the “bad” neighbors could claim ownership to the middle of the road by “Color of Title” created by the consent order. I have heard X = 4 years, 6 years, 7 years. Which is correct?


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    Sound pretty complicated. The color of law sounds analogous to taking title by adverse possession which requires open, adverse, and uninterrupted possession for a number of years. I am sure the color of law referenced is governed by your state property code, an should be somewhat strait forward. Most states prevent a situation which would result in a land-locked property owner so everyone involved would probably have at least easement rights anyway.
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    Does anyone know the length of time for color of title in the state of Georgia?

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    I am sure along with of law recommended is controlled by your condition residence value, an should be somewhat strait ahead. Most declares avoid a scenario which would outcome in a land-locked homeowner so everyone engaged would probably have at least easement privileges anyway.

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    I do not know about length of color time ..


 

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