Is there a law where you can take over and claim land that you have taken care of for 16 yrs. When we purchased our home the previous owners had no problems with the owner of the house next door. Now he calls the police if we park our car on the end of the dead end leading into the field. The land connects this vacant property with ours and the town told us this was our driveway. There is also a piece of land on the other side of our house he owns that we have cut since we lived here. he came over and told us if we woud level the back and cut it we could use it. After we did all the work he said he did not want anything on it. We have taken care of the property for 16 yrs. Is there a homestead act or something where you can claim land the owner does not. Nor does he live there.