Various property issues

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 197 on various property issues sponsored by Rep. Ober. The bill, in part: amends the statute of limitations for actions for the recovery of the possession of real estate to provide that such an action that: (1) involves a line … [Read more...]

Use of purple marks to deny entry to property

The Senate Civil Law Committee heard HB 1212 sponsored by Sen. Messmer on the use of purple marks to deny entry to property. The bill adds a tool to current trespassing law by authorizing the use of purple marks to post real property against trespassers. Indiana Farm … [Read more...]

Various property issues

The Senate Committee on Civil Law heard SB 197 authored by Sen. Doriot on various property issues, primarily affecting surveying and measuring. The bill includes a provision amending the statute of limitations for actions for the recovery of the possession of real … [Read more...]

Adverse possession

S.E.A. 121, P.L. 51 Effective: July 1, 2017 Permits an entity exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code from the payment of taxation to claim property by adverse possession. The full law is available at: … [Read more...]

Utility easements

S.E.A. 478, P.L. 236 Effective: §1 effective April 28, 2017; §2 effective July 1, 2017 Provides that a property owner may bring a cause of action against an electricity supplier for damages for a decrease in value of the property owner's real property caused by the … [Read more...]

Leases and sales of real property

S.E.A. 558, P.L. 266 Effective: July 1, 2017 Prohibits a political subdivision from imposing certain penalties against a tenant, an owner, or a landlord for a contact made to request law enforcement or other emergency assistance for one or morerental units if: (1) … [Read more...]

Adverse possession

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 121, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald, on adverse possession. The bill permits an entity exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code from the payment of taxation to claim property by adverse … [Read more...]