Adverse Possession: the process of lawfully claiming an abandoned property. If the person in possession is not evicted within a period of time, a Declaration of Claim of Adverse Possession can be filed in order to gain Quiet Title.
Homesteading: a legal term designed to protect the possession & enjoyment of one’s house & adjoining land from being foreclosed on by their creditors. That is the main reason we use the word “homesteading” to describe “self-sufficient living”.
We were recently adhering to the California Civil Code sections 315-330 on a house that had been abandoned more than 7 years in Lake Isabella, California, but after living there & renovating & gardening for over 7 months we were robbed by five Sheriff’s Deputieswho trespassed onto the property without a warrant or a complaint while refusing to uphold the civil code because they personally disagreed with the concept of this particular law. Therefore we wrote the following book which documents our experience, though we have not yet gone to court to settle this matter. The name of the book is: