California Code, Code of Civil Procedure - CCP § 319

SUCH SEIZIN, WHEN NECESSARY IN ACTION OR DEFENSE ARISING OUT OF TITLE TO OR RENTS OF REAL PROPERTY.  No cause of action, or defense to an action, arising out of the title to real property, or to rents or profits out of the same, can be effectual, unless it appear that the person prosecuting the action, or making the defense, or under whose title the action is prosecuted, or the defense is made, or the ancestor, predecessor, or grantor of such person was seized or possessed of the premises in question within five years before the commencement of the act in respect to which such action is prosecuted or defense made.


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