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What did Hale mean by "survivor was authorised to give a receipt for the capital moneys"? Why's this relevant to establishing a common intention?

What did Lady Hale mean by "the survivor was authorised to give a receipt for the capital moneys"? As she wrote 'survivor', did someone die? Is "receipt" here like a receipt from ...
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The next door condominium HOA refuses to cut back 20'-30' high bushes that blocks my view. What action can I take to have them cut back these bushes

These enormous fast-growing thorn-covered bushes are in places 4' feet over my property line. Besides being up to 30' high, they block my view of the horizon and foothills. My HOA has contacted the ...
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Who owns the land when buying a house as a foreigner in Azerbaijan?

I have searched a lot about buying properties in Azerbaijan and all sources say the following : Any foreigner has equal rights regarding buying a personal property in Azerbaijan as local citizens. A ...
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What do you own when you buy an NFT?

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique smart contract stored on a blockchain that can be created by anyone and then transferred to others with a record of the transfer being recorded on the blockchain....
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Do I need my own lawyer for lot line adjustment?

I have a cottage, and behind the cottage is a single parcel of ~80 acres that the neighbour owns. I made him an offer and he agreed to sell me 1.5 acres which would be added onto my existing lot due ...
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My brother and I have been living inherited property for 18 years. My sister now wants us to start paying rent. Can she do that? [duplicate]

My brother, sister and I were left a house in a will, My brother and I live in the property for 18 years, paying all the bills and maintaining the property. My sister, after 18 years, is asking for my ...
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Should the village compensate for wrong land measurement?

I bought a house 10 years ago. Now, I'm thinking of building a home addition but I'm having some issues. The border of the land doesn't give me enough clearance to make the home addition flash with ...
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Is there civil liability for throwing away someone's property?

Paul rented 123 Main Street. When he moved, Dana moved into 123 Main Street. When she moved in, Dana found a nameplated copy of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest that Paul had left behind. She ...
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Amazon property damage liability and recovery [closed]

Suppose that An Amazon delivery driver - in a logo'd, officially painted Amazon van - ran over some landscaping as they were leaving my property after delivering a package. They damaged newly ...
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Can I legally take liability from a previous tenant? What are the limitations of this?

I have a question regarding tenancy laws in the UK. I took over the tenancy for the place that my dad was living in as I needed somewhere to go in an emergency. I didn't have a deposit so my dad told ...
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Is cryptocurrency more like money or stuff with regards theft?

I am sure there is a word that describes this concept, but I do not know it so I shall have to describe it. Suppose Alice has a mobile phone, Broke Bob steals it, sells it to Charlie's Mobile Phone ...
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Legal heir of my deceased unmarried uncle

My dad and my uncle are the only 2 children of my grand parents. My uncle and my dad passed away before few years. Me, my sister and my mother are the legal heirs of my dad. My uncle was unmarried . ...
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What responsibility do parents have to keep and maintain the property of their children?

In reading this thread: In the USA, do parents have the right to control their children's possessions? It made me wonder... What responsibility do parents have to keep and maintain the property of ...
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What is the difference between ownership and exclusive sovereignty in terms of US land law?

Yesterday a Law YouTuber by the handle 'Lehto's Law' made a video titled "Yes, You Own the Airspace Over Your Property" in which he describes that indeed you do own the air over your ...
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Liability as a project manager [closed]

I am offering project management services to a group of people wanting to buy some property.I would like to say something like this: "Any advice I will give to the client will either be based on ...
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UK - Can one person owning 50% of a house force a sale?

Is it possible for a single owner to force a sale assuming it's 50-50. Are there any exceptions to the rule?
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Does throwing eggs at a vehicle violate any law(s)?

The People's Convoy egged in Oakland, CA as they protest by Buffy Wicks neighborhood https://youtu.be/P5Wmh2Hu_24?t=238
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Consequences for vendor not fulfilling signed contract on a property?

There's an issue on a property whereby the purchasers signed a contract with the vendors to buy a house. The contract stipulated that all charges be discharged from the property but this wasn't done ...
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Who is responsible for incapacitated persons house key?

I am a little confused as to who has the responsibility for looking after the key to the house of someone we know that tried to commit suicide. The events: Alice enters a coma I perform a wellness ...
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Can I get reimbursed if police shot the window of my car during a standoff?

My car was parked in the parking lot of a large chain grocery store, upon returning to my car I found the police in a standoff with a suspect with my vehicle right at the center. I asked if I could ...
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Right to your own photo at the opticians

At the opticians, such as Boots, they use photographic technology to capture an image of your eye. Given that the image in reality is my property as it's my eye they're taking a photo of - can I ...
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If land I own sinks into the ocean, do I own the corresponding part of the ocean?

Let's say I buy a plot of land by the ocean, but then due to sea level rising a section of my land is now below sea level. Do I now own the corresponding part of the sea? This question seems to say ...
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Getting benefit from someone else's property

In a situation where one party receives incidental benefit from another party's efforts, if the other party suddenly changes course and causes the first one a harm, are there common laws or policies ...
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California Apartment squeaky whistling carpet

I have carpet that makes a whistling/squeaking sound, everytime I walk on the living room . My apartment manager refuses to have someone inspect, to see if it's just loose floorboard, loose screw, or ...
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How long can the National Forest put off responding to my request?

I own an inholding within Inyo National Forest. I requested to gain motorized access to my property but was denied citing that it was reasonable to walk in or take mules. About a year ago, I emailed ...
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How do I know if a game I made is copyrighted?

I am using the unreal engine that supports c++ language. Now I don't know anything about copyright and I don't know how to know anything about it. I live in Egypt. I worked on a game for 8 months. ...
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What access rights do I have as a patented mine owner?

I recently purchased a historic patented mine. There is an extensive tunnel network but some of the tunnels leading to my property have entrances off my property on National Forest land. There used to ...
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Left item in an Airbnb, host no longer available. Responsibility lies with owner, host or Airbnb?

After staying one night in an Airbnb, my friend realised he left an item in the property (not expensive, cost of around €50). I immediately contacted the Host over Airbnb messaging, she confirmed she ...
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Can my ex boyfriend legally take back a gift he gave me during our relationship?

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year. During our relationship, he had an old computer lying around in his house that he no longer had any use for. He gave it to me as a birthday gift and I ...
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What is the legal theory behind the view that government seizing private assets is not an act of violence?

I am curious about the origins of the view that seizing private tangible assets does not amount to an act of violence. To see that this is not a universal view, one need not look further than ...
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Who can stop a member of the public from peacefully protesting a private club who rents their space?

Assume a private club located in a shopping plaza in Austin, Texas and they rent their space from the plaza's owner. Also assume a member of the public, let's call him Larry, intends to stand outside, ...
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Why isn't a casino forced to return funds lost by an embezzler?

If person A steals something, say a bicycle, and sells it to me (I have no knowledge that the bicycle was stolen) the law says I must return the bike to its rightful owner without any compensation - ...
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"Equity's darling": How do U.S. courts overcome bona fide purchasers?

This is a follow-up question to this question and this question; the accepted answers to each appear to conflict the concept of bona fide purchasers. According to a Wikipedia page on the topic: "...
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If my mothers house is refinanced under my name can I evict her husband?

My mother has fallen under hardship and can no longer afford her mortgage payment. The realtor has a solution of refinancing under my name to have the mortgage come down to a more affordable price. ...
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Can a hairdresser sell my hair without consent

Can a hairdresser sell my cut hair to, for example, someone who creates a wig or uses it as a fertilizer without my consent? Is there a difference between these cases? The hair's taken out of the ...
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Inherited tenancy-in-common and overriding interest

This question is specifically about the law in England and Wales. X and Y are joint tenants. Y severs the beneficial joint tenancy to become a tenancy-in-common (with a written notice). Y dies leaving ...
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Legal standing as a house-sitter during a bailiff visit

Let's suppose someone is house-sitting for an associate, and they are away on holiday. Then some enforcement agents come to settle a debt, claiming to be entitled to seize any possessions at the ...
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It is illegal for someone to use software applications on a found laptop computer?

I am curious to know if it is illegal for someone to use software applications on a found laptop computer. For example, let's say that you go to a bus stop and there is a laptop computer sitting on a ...
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Is it illegal to take a bicycle (or parts from one) that the local authorities have determined is abandoned property?

I work on a University campus. Adjacent to my building is a bicycle rack, to which several bikes have been locked since the start of the academic year (end of August). It's clear that these bikes have ...
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Are gift cards considered currency or an object?

In the eyes of the IRS, are gift cards viewed as an object or as currency? Like if I were to accept gift cards as payment for items I sell in an online store, am I accepting dollars or am I trading ...
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Explain "give a valid receipt for capital money arising from a disposition" (from Stack v Dowden) to a 15 year old?

Please demystify this legalese, that I embolded, from Stack v Dowden [2005] EWCA Civ 857 (13 July 2005). Please explain like I am 15 years old. The property was transferred to Miss Dowden and Mr ...
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How does "property in the goods" make any sense? Aren't goods the property?

The SGA 1979, like s 2, uses "property in the goods" X. But this feels bizarre in ordinary lay English! Native English speakers say that they are buying goods, fuel and food — not they are ...
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Can possession of an asset be assumed in US civil court?

I'm wondering about what facts can be assumed in a civil court, or in different terms, is civil court more concerned about the exact argument between parties, rather than actual facts? In Bitcoin news,...
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What rights do minors have in Indiana

I am 20 years old and my younger brother, still a minor at 16, is battling with our parents over them seizing his property without any real cause, and refusing to return any of it, clearly outlining ...
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What prevents exploitation of Land Registration Act 2002, s 58? How dangersome is it?

I am affrighted that around 1 Nov 2021, Reverend Mike Hall's identity had been stolen and used to sell the house in Luton and bank the proceeds. What deter, thwarts fraudsters, enemies of the UK ...
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Why does the Sale of Goods Act 1979 haphazardly waver between transferring PROPERTY vs. TITLE?

It feels haphazard for the SGA 1979 to oscillate between referring to transfer property most times, but title other times. Can you please ratiocinate these oscillations? What happens if you replace ...
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Is it possible to have more joint tenants in equity than the number of joint tenants in law?

Dealing specifically with England and Wales: Is it possible for there to be more joint tenants in equity for a specific property than the number of joint tenants in law? For example, if A, B, C ...
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Can you sue someone for stealing a slice of pizza?

Can you sue someone for stealing a slice of pizza? (Origin of question... a simple tease that someone took a little too seriously, and now I'm curious.)
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What happens if I sell the same physical item to several people?

Follow-up question for Could a contract with ludicrous terms be enforced? At the end of the hypothetical there, they raise the possibility of someone secretly selling the same physical item (a unique ...
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Is there any jurisdiction where this booby trap is legal?

It's been well established through other discussions here that booby-trappping one's property is both tortious and illegal in the United States. My question is whether it's known to be legal in any ...
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