THe property was rented back in 1973, rent was paid faithfully for about 2 years, then the rent was paid directly to mortgage company. Over the years the renters paid the mortgage, taxes, water and seage along with the utility bills, owner has not come for payment, has not made any repairs to the house,has not claimed house on his taxes in the last 25-30 years or so. THe renters have passed away leaving thier children in the home, they have all moved out except for 1, can that person claim title to the house under "adverse posession"? I'm not quite clear on the specifics of the law but I know that there has to be something to do with like a "hostile takeover" situation and I was told that this can not be since the house was rented to begin with. Please advise.