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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“Minimum legal distance” between neighbor's property line and a plant of woody trees

As we know that trees are essential everywhere but they sometimes cause nuisances as well when not properly planted or maintained. Keeping this in mind, has there been made any law that describes the ...
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Can I use a tow truck for personal use (towing own vehicles)

I am sort of thinking of getting a vintage tow truck someday, partially as a restoration project, but I was also wondering if it could be legal for me to save money and tow my own vehicles if they ...
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Can a company sue the employee of another company on the basis of property right?

To clarify the title: let's say company ABC has entered into a contract with company XYZ, where it has ordered, and paid for a server farm. But 2 weeks before delivery an employee of XYZ destroys the ...
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Does a minor own the proceeds of a tax forclosure auction if they own the property being auctioned?

In the state of New York a minor is the legal owner of a building (don't worry about how they came to own a building, but just assume they do). At some point the property taxes on the building become ...
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The big-boys want to use our condo-fee to repair their private portion

I live in a small condominium with eight units. Two units have their private balconies with private entrance. They want to have a major repair done for their private portion. The expected cost is ...
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Can I sue my neighbor if he fired a gun and a bullet goes through my wall and almost kills me?

A neighbor two units down from me discharged a firearm inside the unit and the bullet went through both of our units and ended up in mine. If either of us had been using the bathroom we may have been ...
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Who owns a mineral deposit that spans across multiple properties

In the US, if a mineral (oil/gas) field/reserve is found and it spans across multiple private properties, how is the ownership of the product divided among these properties? (assuming owners have ...
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After exchange of contracts in property purchase, what happens if someone has COVID-19 on the completion date?

Say I am selling my home to a buyer and also purchasing a house from someone, and the chain of sales goes no further than this (for the sake of simplicity). All house sales are in the UK, where you ...
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What part of the U.S. code requires Donald Trump to vacate the White House if he loses in November?

President Trump has made some... remarkable and entertaining... remarks about his willingness to leave the White House if he should loose the POTUS election in November. This got me thinking. I'm not ...
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The trouble of White Oaks in the neighbor's yard

Charles inherited and owns an estate of land in upstate New York, Westchester County, Eastchester township. It's not incorporated in either Bronxville or Tuckahoe. On the west side of his land, he has ...
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If my neighbour puts up a boundary fence wholly in my property can I remove it?

Under the Fencing Act in Victoria, if I am not given a fencing notice, and don't give my consent to a shared boundary fence being built (unless I get a fencing notice) and my neighbour invades my ...
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Clarification on Property Register covenant

I'm trying to understand the following covenant set out in a Property Register title plan: Not at any time to erect or add to any building or structure or to execute any works including without ...
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Minor's legal right to his personal property

I am the legal guardian of my 14-year-old grandson and have been since he was 2 years old. He has resided with his Aunt for the past 6 years. Due to issues concerning his safety in her home, he has ...
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In France, can you lock out a squatter the way they locked you out?

This is specific to France (and maybe other countries, but I doubt that there is any other with such a surrealistic legislation like ours) In France, when someone breaks in to your house and stays ...
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Do the police have to kick someone out the house if the owner demands it?

I phoned the police to kick my in laws out the house after they started to take my furniture when they were only meant to take theirs (splitting up with wife). They came but refused to kick them out ...
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Found 200$, neighbor claims it's his but sounds suspicious

I recently found two 100$ bills on the grass in the space between my house and the neighbor's house. I asked my neighbor (who isn't a very trustworthy person) if it was his, and his response makes me ...
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How to extend easement to new piece of property being severed?

I'm in Ontario, Canada. I'm looking at purchasing a piece of land behind my parents cottage. I'll be severing 1-2 acres from a much larger parcel, and because it is behind my parents property there is ...
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What police should do in case stolen item is evidently in suspect's house

The following scenario: X person claimed that Y person had stolen an item and that thief was holding that item at home (because owner said that GPS signal was coming from thieves home). However, ...
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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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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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