House Bill No. 352 passed the General Assembly and has now been signed by the Governor.  See attachment.  It provides that an individual can obtain title to a property by adverse possession in 10 years instead of the 21 years required by prior law.  The property must be less than one-half acre in size and contain a single-family home.  The claimant must also meet all of the underlining requirements of adverse possession under current Pennsylvania law and the new requirements in this new law, including notice to the legal owner then waiting and one year for the legal owner to take action to eject the possessor/claimant.

If you should have any questions concerning this new law, or advice as to adverse possession or condemnation in general, please feel free to call Rob Gundlach to discuss at (215) 918-3636 or