Doctrine of Acquiescence – Whitepaper

One of the first things that come to mind when a property dispute arises is adverse possession. A lesser known doctrine (but a more common scenario) is the doctrine of acquiescence. Acquiescence does not require the elements of adverse possession and the time period can be much less. 1 Acquiescence deals with boundary lines and their physical location verses the deed description, unlike adverse possession which deals with title. One could have good marketable title and still be uncertain to the physical location of their boundary lines. 1. O.C.G.A. §44-4-6

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