My question involves real estate located in the State of: Pennsylvania
I recently bought a house and property. The previous owner was there for 70 years and bought when the subdivision was created. I have the original drawings and plat and it appears my property was the first division. There was a plan for a road to run along the back side of the property and never was developed. Looking at recent plat maps, other owners bordering the "road" have taken "possession"of this land. There are multiple parcels all over the sub division that people have somehow been able to claim or obtain that were originally planned to be roads. Most appear logical while others seem odd. (One person somehow owns a 20'x 200' strip that barely meets their property). How would i go about obtaining legal rights and amending my deed to include the parcel that adjoins mine? The previous owners of my property had taken care of and used this parcel for 70 years and i have continued to do so as well. I would really like to resolve this before someone else gets any ideas, as a lot of the original owners are passing or selling.
Is this something i can do or am i going to have to obtain a lawyer to resolve?