Saturday, February 9, 2008

Adverse Possession Bill to Be Considered on Second Reading in House Monday

HB 1148, the bill that would make substantial changes to Colorado's law of adverse possession, will be taken up in the House on second reading Mon., Feb. 11.

The bill, sponsored by Reps. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, and Rob Witwer, R-Evergreen, would make it much more difficult for a person to obtain title to another person's land under the doctrine of adverse possession.

A controversial Boulder case in 2007 drew attention to a perceived need to update the law of adverse possession in the state.