To support a claim for adverse possession, plaintiffs were required to show that during
the fifteen-year statutory period they had actual, visible, open, notorious, exclusive, and
uninterrupted possession of the property that was hostile to the owner and under cover of a claim
of right. Rozmarek v Plamondon, 419 Mich 287, 295; 351 NW2d 558 (1984) (citation omitted).
The true owner must have actual knowledge of the adverse possession, or alternatively, the
possession must be so notorious as to raise the presumption to the world that the possessor
claims ownership. Ennis v Stanley, 346 Mich 296, 301; 78 NW2d 114 (1956). Generally, the
extent of the actions necessary to constitute adverse possession depends on the character of the
land involved. See Davids v Davis, 179 Mich App 72, 83; 445 NW2d 460 (1989). The
possession must be continuous. Beecher v Ferris, 117 Mich 108, 110; 75 NW 294 (1898); Duck
v McQueen, 263 Mich 325, 327-328; 248 NW 637 (1933).