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    The concept of adverse possession is controversial to some. To the extent it seems unfair to the true property owner, what are the arguments on the other side? What, if any, are the societal reasons for recognizing the concept?

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    Adverse possession usually occurs on abandoned properties. While it seems unfair to the owner, it does have some positives. Among these are maintenance, taxes and HOA fees, and property upkeep.

    When adverse possessors take over a property, they generally make improvements in terms of maintenance. They keep the landscape up, they work to control pests, they run the air ...

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    Some of the pros of adverse possession.