Several co-owners held title as tenants in common to a parcel of land. From the date of the purchase, one co-owner solely occupied the property, cleared the land of weeds annually and paid all property taxes. The other co-owners never occupied the property or contributed to its maintenance or taxes. The occupying co-owner sought to quiet title to the property in his name, claiming his sole occupation, clearing of the weeds and payment of taxes demonstrated exclusive ownership sufficient to give notice of intent to ouster and establish adverse possession of the property. The other co-owners claimed the occupying co-owner did not demonstrate exclusive ownership and intent to oust the non-occupying co-owners’ interest in the property since being the sole occupier, clearing the weeds and paying the taxes was not sufficient demonstration of adverse possession. A California court of appeals held the occupying co-owner did not establish adverse possession by occupying the property, clearing the weeds and paying the taxes since in order to establish adverse possession a co-owner must not only occupy, maintain and pay taxes on the property, but also exclude the other co-owners from the property by telling them to stay off, erecting a fence or engaging in other conduct which denies them access to the property. [Hacienda Ranch Homes v. The Superior Court of San Joaquin County. (2011) 198 CA4d 1122]