Questions tagged [property]

Use this for questions about belongings and possessions. See [real-estate] for questions about the possession of houses and buildings.

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Rights of Joint administrators of a property

If legal heirs of a joint property have acquired the letter of administration of the joint property, can a single co-owner sell his share (in india)?
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Divorce Courts and Settlements

It is well-known that during a divorce (UK) Courts can over-rule 'Pre-nupitals' for whatever reason. If on the other hand, before the Wedding any property belonging only to one partner is protected in ...
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UK House Purchase - Is it legal to make changes to documentation after it has been signed?

I live in the UK, and am currently in the process of buying my first house. After viewing the house, I initially made an offer that was a bit lower than the asking price. The sellers declined the ...
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Knives out - inheritance

In the movie Knives Out (2019) there is a specific type of inheritance. The old milionare bequested all of his property to his nurse, instead of giving it to his family. My question is : Could he ...
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Buying a property, neighbor across the st is using the property's address

I own a house, and am currently thinking about buying the vacant lot next to mine to ensure that no one builds on it (beautiful view). While talking with the seller they mentioned that the neighbor ...
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If a stolen item is stolen again, who has the liability?

This is a follow up on a poorly phrased question. Assume a car is the only asset anyone has in this scenario. Person B steals a car from person A by forging the registration in a fraudulent manner. ...
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UK - Property Deeds

I am having a discussion with a neighbour over his suppose vehicular access to a shared lane. He says in his deeds he has access, but his deeds were destroyed in fire he says. Now, are a copy of his ...
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In Los Angeles can I defend my own property against looters?

Currently, there is looting being done in Los Angeles by many people who are pretending to protest against the killing of George Floyd (some others are actually protesting and a few people are helping ...
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Neighbor's landscapers leafblowing detritus onto my property

Situation: Two adjacent properties in Oregon Problem: Neighbor's landscapers leafblow leaves and other yard detritus (sticks, lawn clippings, etc) under our fence into my yard. Question: Does the ...
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Recourse loan state and Non-Recourse loan state which one prevails?

Someone that lives in a non-recourse state buys property in a recourse state. All signatures where done by mail in their home state. Is it automatically a recourse loan since the property is located ...
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Property Line Question in Colorado

We purchased a home in May of 2019 (in Colorado). One side of our property is enclosed by a fence belonging to the neighbor. Therefore, there is equipment on one side of our house that we cannot ...
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Own a house with sibling but she won’t let me live there unless I pay full half of market rent. House is for sale too

My sister and I own the property that was my mums until she passed. Unfortunately my sister and I don’t speak at all and for me glad that we never will again. We went to mediation after my mothers ...
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Can a person hack bitcoin private keys and legally claim the bitcoins for himself?

First, some background knowledge — bitcoins are a form of cryptocurrency that can be stored in "addresses". Each bitcoin address is linked to a specific private key. To access bitcoins in a specific ...
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Using an Apartment's Recycling Bin

An individual drives into an apartment complex, of which they do not reside, and adds an item to the recycling bin. This occurance is hypothetically during COVID-19, during Washington's "Stay Home, ...
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What do I do after found out the neighbor didn't have the permit for their loud spa?

My neighbor has a spa and its equipment is located next to our joint property line, the equipment is less than 1 ft to our fence. I tried to communicate with the neighbor, they expressed them clearly ...
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What is meant by Capacity to Perform Juristic Acts

What is the difference between Capacity to Act and Legal Capacity?
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legal to use company property for personal use?

I own an LLC (limited liability company) in Arizona, United States. More accurately, I am the sole member. I have no creditors, no investors, no board, no on else to worry about. This is federally ...
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A gift still being paid for

So, I was gifted a drawing tablet specifically for me on Christmas. Nobody in our home also draws digitally besides me. We're having some family issues so we're trying to leave. But then again theyve ...
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Buying leasehold and freehold

I'm on the cusp of purchasing a house. This was advertised to me as freehold though it has become clear through conveyancing that the situation is more complex than that. In buying this house I would ...
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Who is responsible for packages wrongfully delivered to one's address?

Re: a thread discussing legal obligations for a package wrongfully delivered to one's address: ...it comes down to whom it is addressed to. As long as the merchandise is addressed to you, you may ...
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What are my liabilities concerning my half of house my brother and I Inherited from Mom

My brother and I inherited a house from my mother. She was sick for about a year and a half before her death and he managed her care and finances during that time. He is local and I live about 300 ...
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Can I compel my neighbor to remove or relocate a tree that completely encroaches my property?

My neighbor planted a pygmy date palm cluster fairly close to our common property line. Although the roots and cluster base are entirely on the neighbor's property, one of the trees in the cluster ...
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Can you void a condominium agreement of purchase and sale using the Status Certificate condition when nothing is obviously wrong in it?

Here's what the contract says: This offer is conditional upon the Buyer obtaining an existing status Certificate from the seller at Seller's expense within Ten[10]banking days from acceptance of ...
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Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor?

Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor for tenant's repairs? If the landlord is licensed, may the landlord legally perform the repairs? Let's assume the work being performed is ...
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With a no trespass order in Massachusetts, does that include interacting with my fence in any way and without authorizing?

Are my property structures (which include my existing fences) covered as my property? Do I have a right to act on the no trespass order if neighbors with that order interact with my fence in any way ...
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Car towed from shopping center, can prove towing company is lying about the time my car was parked

My car was towed from a shopping center in Santa Clara county. I had parked at the said location around 8pm. I got my car released from the towing company after paying $450. The release document says ...
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Is there an eventual legal obligation to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece?

Greece as a state was born in 1829 with the London Protocol so it would have to be a nasciturus for it to have ownership (retroactively) between 1801-1812 when the Elgin Marbles were being removed. ...
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Is the moon terra nullius, or do there exist property rights to the moon?

Is the moon terra nullius or do any property rights exist for it in any shape or form?
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How might I hold neighbor liable if a hazardous tree falls on my property? [duplicate]

My neighbor has a tree planted near the fence, and it overhangs my property. Branches have fallen but have not caused any damage. I want to ensure that the neighbor would be held liable should there ...
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Can I use a proprietary software in my web service?

My goal is to develop a web service that is automating multiple software together. I plan to sell the whole web service as a SaaS for a monthly fee. Problem is, one of the software programs I plan to ...
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Could copyright be placed in bearer format?

Related: Who owns copyright on works found in a storage unit/attic? It's well agreed in the above case that simply coming into ownership of a manuscript, even an original one, does not grant ...
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What are the chances of legal issues on self-acquired property transferred to grandsons based on will execution?

Say a grandfather has written a will that his self acquired property goes to his grand sons after his death, and will has been executed after his death and now property transferred on to his grandsons....
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Is the car in my possession part of my household effects?

The Netherlands have a tax on the acquisition or import of private motor vehicles (BPM) which can be fairly expensive depending on what car you have. I am moving from Germany to the Netherlands and ...
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Can I buy a housing development lot and not build a house?

Around the suburbs of Kansas City, there's no shortage of housing developments where you can buy an empty lot and are expected to use the land to build a house. Would there be any zoning law ...
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Is the description given in sales material for a house binding in the UK?

My partner is currently purchasing a property in England. In the report returned by the solicitor upon completing the searches, it is indicated that the shed and greenhouse are not included in the ...
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Can an interest in real property by adverse possession be inherited?

In Australia can someone has a an interest in property by adverse possession bequeath the property to an heir? If so, will that claim be able to defeat the interst of an heir of the legal owner?
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Is it possible to acquire a post-1951 Oscar statuette legally?

Since 1951, the Academy has required Oscar winners to sign an agreement whereby they agree to sell their Oscar statuette back to the Academy before offering it to anyone else. However, if the owner ...
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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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Is it legal to wheel lock someone's vehicle if they have something that belongs to you?

I hired someone to refinish a piece of furniture. He took the piece, sent pictures of the progress as he worked on it. I communicated to him several times as to the status and he has not responded ...
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UK domestic partner squatting

A couple have been together for a few decades. One of them sold their house 10+ years ago when they hit hard times, since recovered from. About 8 years ago the other inherited a house on their ...
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Responsibilites of common areas when in breach of title-deeds after sale

The situation: I have bought a flat on the top floor of an apartment block. This flat contains the sole access to a roof space. The previous owner has left a large volume of junk in this space. The ...
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County of Sacramento v. Lewis - who owned the motorcycle?

In County of Sacramento v. Lewis oral arguments, as found on Oyez, Justice Scalia said, questioning the counsel for respondent Philip Lewis And he owned the motor cycle, didn't he? And he ...
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Can I sue my landlord for failing to mark the dangers of something under construction?

The two jacuzzies in my complex are out of order and smell/look like human cesspools. The two signs that used to be on them, "out of order" are no longer there, but the jacuzzies remain in the same ...
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City laws and ordinance

I'm trying to find out if the city of Oklahoma has the right to tow my car out of my drive way even if it's not in running condition
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How do I get my property back?

Someone moved my things out of my apartment for me while I was out of the country. They then kept my things at their place and since I’ve returned they have refused to return my things to me. Can I ...
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If you take your package from a shipping company without their permission in the US, what, if any, laws would you be breaking?

In the US, shipping companies often have relatively limited ways for you to get your package and if you don't jump through the proper hoops they don't give you your package. While I understand why ...
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Does a property owner with beach frontage need to post the beach for it to be considered trespassing to walk across the property?

In MA, is it legal to cross someone's property on the ocean beach if the beach is not developed and is not posted?
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What is the legal term for enforcing things when an HOA has been lax previously?

Let's say an HOA has been very lax in enforcing its CC&Rs in the past. There are restrictions about fencing, but many owners got and received variances in the past and have put up fences that don'...
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Travel Trailers & Registration

My neighbor has two travel trailers plus a boat/trailer parked in drive for the past 8 to 10 years. Do they have to be tagged and registered in Delaware?
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Is it legal to sell a used mattress in Westport, CT?

I live in Westport, Connecticut, United States, and want to sell my bed. As a consumer, am I allowed to sell my mattress, even though I've used it? If so, are there any restrictions/regulations I ...

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