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The DC Code: § 16-1103 Contents of complaint; adverse possession.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

In his complaint in ejectment, the plaintiff shall:

It is sufficient for the plaintiff to state, in addition, that:

However, except as provided by this chapter, acts of ownership do not amount to an adversary possession, so as to make it necessary for the plaintiff to sue in order to avoid the bar of the statute of limitations.

describe the premises claimed with reasonable certainty; and
set forth distinctly the nature and quantity of the estate claimed by him in the premises.
he was possessed of the premises, and while he was so possessed the defendant entered wrongfully into possession thereof, and withholds the possession of the premises from the plaintiff, or wrongfully detains possession; or
the defendant is wrongfully exercising acts of ownership over the premises.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1103. 1973 Ed., § 16-1103. DC CODE § 16-1103 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 564, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)