Tennessee Law

 

Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-2-101

Current through 2017 Regular Session (Chapter 493).


28-2-101. Adverse possession -- State conveyance.

  • (a)  Any person having had, either personally or through those through whom that person's claim arises, individually or through whom a person claims, seven (7) years' adverse possession of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, granted by this state or the state of North Carolina, holding by conveyance, devise, grant, or other assurance of title, purporting to convey an estate in fee, without any claim by action at law or in equity commenced within that time and effectually prosecuted against such person is vested with a good and indefeasible title in fee to the land described in such person's assurance of title.
  • (b)  No title shall be vested by virtue of such adverse possession, unless such conveyance, devise, grant, or other assurance of title shall have been recorded in the register's office for the county or counties in which the land lies during the full term of such seven (7) years' adverse possession.

History

Code 1858, § 2763 (deriv. Acts 1819, ch. 28, § 1); Acts 1895, ch. 38, § 1; Shan., § 4456; Code 1932, § 8582; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 28-201. 


 

Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-2-102

Current through 2017 Regular Session (Chapter 493).



28-2-102. Action barred after seven years.

Any person, and those claiming under such person neglecting for the term of seven (7) years to avail themselves of the benefit of any title, legal or equitable, by action at law or in equity, effectually prosecuted against the person in possession, under recorded assurance of title, as in § 28-2-101, are forever barred.

History

Code 1858, § 2764 (deriv. Acts 1819, ch. 28, § 1); Acts 1895, ch. 38, § 2; Shan., § 4457; Code 1932, § 8583; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 28-202. 

 

Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-2-109

Current through 2017 Regular Session (Chapter 493).


28-2-109. Presumption of ownership from payment of taxes.

Any person holding any real estate or land of any kind, or any legal or equitable interest therein, who has paid, or who and those through whom such person claims have paid, the state and county taxes on the same for more then twenty (20) years continuously prior to the date when any question arises in any of the courts of this state concerning the same, and who has had or who and those through whom such person claims have had, such person's deed, conveyance, grant or other assurance of title recorded in the register's office of the county in which the land lies, for such period of more than twenty (20) years, shall be presumed prima facie to be the legal owner of such land.

History

Acts 1947, ch. 28, § 1; mod. C. Supp. 1950, § 9159.1 (Williams, § 9746.1); T.C.A. (orig.ed.), § 28-209. 

 

 

Tenn. Code Ann. § 13-3-401

Current through 2017 Regular Session (Chapter 493).


13-3-401. Chapter definitions.

  • As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1)  "Plat" includes plat, plan, plot or replot;
    • (2)  "Regional planning commission" means any regional planning commission established by the department of economic and community development as provided by law, and includes any municipal planning commission designated by the department as the regional planning commission of a planning region composed of the territory of a single municipality, together with the territory adjoining but outside of such municipality, no part of which is outside the municipality's urban growth boundary or, if no such boundary exists, more than five (5) miles beyond the limits of such municipality;
    • (3)  "Road" or "roads" means, relates to and includes roads, streets, highways, avenues, boulevards, parkways, lanes or other ways or any part thereof;
    • (4) 
      • (A)  "Subdivision" means, in any county having a population of not less than thirty-two thousand seven hundred (32,700) nor more than thirty-two thousand seven hundred sixty (32,760), according to the 1980 federal census or any subsequent federal census, the division of a tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, sites or other divisions for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development, and includes resubdivision and, when appropriate to the context, relates to the process of subdividing or to the land or area subdivided; provided, that "subdivision" does not include a division of any tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more tracts or parcels when such parts or parcels are five (5) acres or larger in size; and
      • (B) 
        • (i)  "Subdivision" means, in all counties except those in subdivision (4)(A), the division of a tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, sites, or other divisions requiring new street or utility construction, or any division of less than five (5) acres for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development, and includes resubdivision and, when appropriate to the context, relates to the process of resubdividing or to the land or area subdivided.
        • (ii)  As used in subdivision (4)(B)(i), "utility construction" does not include the mere extension of individual service pipes or lines for the purpose of directly connecting a single lot, site or other division to existing utility mains.

History

Acts 1935, ch. 35, § 6, C. Supp. 1950, § 3493.9 (Williams, § 3493.15); impl. am. Acts 1972, ch. 542, § 15; Acts 1976, ch. 692, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 13-301; Acts 1984, ch. 961, §§ 1, 3; 1985, ch. 149, § 1; 1988, ch. 597, § 1; 1998, ch. 1101, § 26; 2008, ch. 746, § 1.