Prescription | Propertylogy

Prescription

By on August 21, 2018

Prescription refers to the gain or loss of certain rights due to inaction over a specified period of time.

This is somewhat similar to laches and statue of limitations.

The critical difference of prescription is that it involved a specific period of time that goes by where there is a failure to assert certain rights.

This time period is not determined by statute, but by court decision.

Prescriptive easement under adverse possession is a good example.


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