I have lived in a home for over 20 years with and absentee owner the i cant find and im trying to get the deed?
1 attorney answer
First, it appears what you are claiming is adverse possession. You have to live in the home for 20 years for it to take place. If you moved in, in 2005, then it has not been 20 years yet, you are 4 years too early.
Second, once the 20 years passes, you have to file a lawsuit to quiet title against the old owner to get a deed.