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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_1 > GS_1-40

§1‑40.  Twenty years adverse possession.

No action for the recovery orpossession of real property, or the issues and profits thereof, shall bemaintained when the person in possession thereof, or defendant in the action,or those under whom he claims, has possessed the property under known andvisible lines and boundaries adversely to all other persons for 20 years; andsuch possession so held gives a title in fee to the possessor, in suchproperty, against all persons not under disability. (C.C.P., s. 23; Code, s. 144;Rev., s. 384; C.S., s. 430.)