Thursday, 29 November 2007

Property and Possession

Here are a few details of where Adverse Possession can be helpful. We have a nature strip at the back of our home.

Our neighbors generally waste the areas behind their property.
You can see that their area is full of weeds and noxious pest flora. Here we see around 8 meters deep of lantana and privet.
It makes walking behind the area impossible - or at least a jungle trip. For a few years it has failed as an access strip.

A better use is made through working and building up the land. On the strip behind our property, we have an area that varies from 8 to 10 meters in width before it hits the area for the stream which we leave alone. The strip runs the width of the yard which is a little over 20 meters. In the 200 square meters or so, we have planted numerous types of citris (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Tangerines etc).
In addition, we have banana palms. We started clearing and using this area the week we moved into the house in 2004. Since then we have made the land more productive each year. The crops are small at present, but they are growing each year.

I do admit, there is a greater effort involved. It is worth it and beats leaving the land to waste.

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