An individual can claim land by adverse possession either under color of title or claim of right. These terms are often confused for one other. Let us see the differences between them.
❑ COT is possessed by an apparent owner, while COR is made by an apparent trespasser.
❑ COT shortens the SOL period, while COR provides no such benefit.
❑ Most adverse possessors approach courts with a COR, rather than a COT.
❑ In a successful claim, a COT grants its possessor the entire property mentioned in the document, but a COR gives the person only the property he actually occupied.