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Posted almost 3 years ago.

Thanks, I'm familiar with adverse possession but never thought of it re this matter. I know I meet all criteria. Perhaps the law library can help with my question about a specific law these people have broken, I thought that could be done here as well as whether compensation might be possible. Good leads, appreciate it.

Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens, Real Estate Attorney - New York, NY
Posted almost 3 years ago.

OK. Thank you. Good luck. Perhaps you may consider worth your time to consult with an attorney.

Marco Caviglia
Marco Caviglia, Criminal Defense Attorney - Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted almost 3 years ago.

Why wouldn't you hire an attorney, as all these years of doing it alone have been fruitless? Get this behind you.

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Posted almost 3 years ago.

The usual reason people don't, $$$.

Peter J Weinman
Peter J Weinman, Real Estate Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Posted almost 3 years ago.

Although my opinion is probably biased, this is ABSOLUTELY something you cannot get through without an attorney. Even if you do go to the law library and somehow figure out what laws were broken (assuming that they have been), what good will it do you?

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Posted almost 3 years ago.

Thank you. It's all about money. I may be forced to put aside remuneration attempts, regardless of how much this has cost in time, distress, being victimized, living in substandard housing, and wondering if, since I can't afford an attorney, I have to put aside any ideas about one taking it on a contingency basis if it's deemed worth it by any attorney. I've tried over the years with local attorneys with no success, obviously. A late judge in the area did say years ago what they've done is not legal, he was shocked because one of the former owners worked for him. He died before he could make a phone call to that person. So I'm left with adverse possession or quiet title options. I know i'll regret it that they get away with this for what it's cost me.

Peter J Weinman
Peter J Weinman, Real Estate Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Posted almost 3 years ago.

This is not the type of case that an attorney would take on a contingency basis. You probably have a long road ahead of you, good luck!

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Posted almost 3 years ago.

Yes, I've come to realize that. I'll be contacting the courthouse tomorrow. Appreciate your input.