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i let a neighbor park his 2 boat trailers on my empty lot daily for a year now, as his token of appreciation he has lot mowed sometimes, i pay RE taxes and other up keep and mow it also, question is am i doing anything wrong enableing him to bring adverse possesion claim onto me after 3-5-6-7 years etc. ?.

PS i also let another neighbor once in a while do the same.

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If your neighbor is using the lot with your permission, his occupancy is "permissive" not "adverse." Don't worry about it.

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Permissive use is not adverse possession. However, I suggest you put something in writing to indicate that you granted him a license to park his boats on your lot and such license is revocable at your will. Your neighbor could claim that he is your tenant and has a leasehold interest in your lot. If he claims he is a tenant and he does not remove the boats when you want, you may have to bring an eviction action.

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