Section 12.  No person shall be deprived of title to an estate or interest in real property by another person claiming actual, continuous, hostile, exclusive, open and notorious possession of such lands, except to real property of five acres or less.  Such claim may be asserted in good faith by any person not more than once in twenty years. [Add Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Cross References


  General statutory provisions, see chapter 669.


Law Journals and Reviews


  Adverse Possession and Quiet Title Actions in Hawaii--Recent Constitutional Developments.  19 HBJ 59.


Case Note


  Section does not bar adverse possession claims to more than five acres of land where claim matured prior to November 7, 1978.  91 H. 545 (App.), 985 P.2d 1112.


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