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Legal Topics: Boundaries, Easements and Adverse Possession

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, Topics: Adverse Claims to Real Property, Adverse Possession, Boundaries, Easements, Partition.

    Resources, Minnesota: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Boundaries, Access & Surveys. (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2011) KFM5523.B6 B68 2011.
  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, has articles on Boundaries and on Adverse Possession.
  • Issues Unique to Recreational and Lake Shore Property. (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2013) KFM5512 .I87 2013.
  • Neighbor Law. (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2010) KFM5523.B6 N44 2010. Has chapters on Easement Primer, Property Line Disputes, Lake Frontage and Riparian Rights, and When All Efforts Fail.
  • Bruce, Jon. The Law of Easements and Licenses in Land (West) KF 657 .B78 .
  • Pirsig, Maynard E. Pirsig on Minnesota Pleading, 6th ed. (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2008) Reserve Room KFM5935 .P57 2008, § 4.20, Adverse Possession.
  • Pirsig, Maynard E. Pirsig on Minnesota Pleading, 6th ed. (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2008) Reserve Room KFM5935 .P57 2008, Chapter 4, part XVI, Boundaries.
  • Pirsig, Maynard E. Pirsig on Minnesota Pleading, 6th ed. (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 2008) Reserve Room KFM5935 .P57 2008, Chapter 4, part LXIV, Partition.
  • Resources, general: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Boundaries and Neighbors FAQ, from Nolo.
  • Neighbor Disputes, from Nolo.
  • Jordan, Cora. Neighbor Law: Fences, Boundaries and Noise, 7th ed. (Nolo, 2011) Self Help Collection KF639 .J67 2011.
  • TO FIND MORE: Suggested subject headings in the online catalog are: Adjoining Landowners, Boundaries (Estates), Riparian Rights, Servitudes, Fences--Law and Legislation.

    Related Topics: Estates in Land and Partition.


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