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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Why is it illegal in some states to rent out part of one own's home, if both parties agree to it? [closed]

In some states like New York for example, there are many laws regarding the limitations of how one is allowed to rent out parts of one own's home (assuming one owns the building) or apartment. The ...
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From where do the non-physical ownership rights over the HeLa cell line derive?

The HeLa cell line is the first studied immortal cell line. It was taken from a tumor in Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge, consent or property transfer agreement. It has developed into an ...
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Does gas stations have to file restriction order after being asked to leave?

Long story short I informed the owner of the gas station that (after many attempts) the manager would not pay me my winnings from a pull tab game at the station. The manager and I then had an exchange ...
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who is the owner of the ordered goods?

I would like to solve this problem: let’s suppose there are two companies, company A and company B.Now they stipulate a contract: company A pays in advance for some devices, and company B needs to ...
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Castle Doctrine as it applies to unruly Guests

If you have a guest at your house in Texas, United States that has started acting in an unpredictable and threatening way that will not leave, does the castle doctrine apply in getting them to leave? ...
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Leak Damage: Can sue for damages covering only damaged floor or floor in the entire property?

Apartment owner B, claims a leak from apartment owner A above, supposedly damaged a very small portion of B's hallway floor. Owner A offered to replace the hallway floor. Instead owner B insists that ...
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What legal recourse is available for a landlord trying to collect rent during an eviction moratorium?

What legal actions are available for a landlord who is trying to collect rent during the recent U.S. eviction moratorium? The eviction moratorium seems to challenge fundamental notions about property ...
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If someone erroneously places a sticker on my car, are they obliged to remove it and, if necessary, clean any residual mark left by it?

I parked my car in some parking lot and the security mistakenly placed a sticker in it warning that it may get towed even though I did have the authorization to park my park at that location. I don't ...
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Problem with neighbors [closed]

I have serious problems with my neighbors. They think it’s okay to harass me when they feel like it, and they get off on it. I need a way to get rid of them, or somehow turn the tables. I’ve thought ...
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Tiki torch along property line

If I have a tiki torch placed vertically on my property next to the pole there on my neighbor's property, and it catches fire, am I legally responsible?
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Can someone Legally Require me to give an Item back to them (A Computer) [closed]

I was recently given a computer, so I could perform certain tasks from my home. The computer is worth around $4200 and I have roughly $600 of my own money in it along with my Time/Labor to build the ...
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Effect of Duvall on Absolute Covenants in a shared property?

I live in a flat in a London house. There are two other flats, so that's 3 flats with 3 leaseholders. Our old leases, which were renewed in 1992, state: Alterations: 3.9 Not to make any structural ...
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Suing Microsoft for automatically restarting my PC when windows has updates

Is there anything in the EU law (or the law of any EU state) that permits suing Microsoft for auto restarting my PC each time there is a windows update (and not allowing me to prevent this)? My PC is ...
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I abandoned my bicycle in the parking of the apartment I was living (Houston, Texas), what will happen?

I was in Texas(Houston) and lived at a place where my name isnt on the lease. I had to rush a few places and go back home and my bicycle remained locked to a small corner in the parking spot. My ...
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Selling property to low-net-worth buyer

Suppose that someone inherited a plot of undeveloped land in a small town in California. The town has a few houses and businesses, but is mostly comprised of undeveloped lots. Even so, suppose this ...
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What California law pertains to liens priority when an assignee in a deed of trust doesn't properly record their claim?

Question in title. Googled it and couldn't find anything
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Negotiating ‘Uplift overage’ on property (UK)

I am interested in purchasing a home nearby. The purchase is not insignificant, but it has only just been brought to my attention that the vendor has a ’uplift overage’ on a portion of the land that ...
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How do wayleaves attach to property?

A neighbour has asked a telecoms company to provide broadband to their property, but to do this the company will need to dig a trench that crosses a small corner of my property. Accordingly, the ...
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Water line is NOT in legal easement

I purchased land last year and have 4 easements on my property. It has been discovered that the water line to my dominant easement holder is NOT in the easement. It is at least 25ft outside the ...
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Is there a mutually beneficial reason why a property owner should hire tree trimming service vs the neighbor requesting it?

Several large tree limbs from our neighbor's tree are hanging over our property line. We're open to help pay for a service to trim it but have heard that it's generally better for the property owner ...
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What property rights do husbands have over their wife's hair?

There is a question floating around on Skeptics SE that asks if married woman in Michigan are required to have her husband's permission to cut her hair. Here are some potentially relevant things ...
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Can a company choose to destroy a potentially counterfeit collectible that is offered to them?

I've recently read a thread on Reddit from the world of collectible card games that I found very interesting. Here's my summary of what the poster on Reddit describes has happened to them: I have ...
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Action to take against UPS [closed]

I paid for UPS to deliver three parcels but they double charged me for that delivery. UPS charged me twice for that shipment, and refused to respond to my emails and calls asking them to refund the ...
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Violation of Title Deed Covenants

Title deeds in England often stipulate a list of restrictions and obligations. I am unclear though who can enforce them and how. My current title prevents me interfering with people trying to attend a ...
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Can a divorced spouse claim rights to a previous primary residence?

2010 year. My ex husband got a mortgage on a house. Down payment was paid by his father. 2014 year. I met my ex-husband for the first time. We got married the same year (there was a prenup). 2010 to ...
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What would happen to the churches (physical buildings), works of art, etc. in case of a new schism?

In the recent past, in the opinion of some theologians, the German catholic church is close to a schism with the Catholic Church. Regardless of whether you agree or not, I'm interested in knowing what ...
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What kind of attorney do I need to do the city for violating my 4th amendment? [closed]

Can the city have my truck towed out of my driveway? The tags are up today and I'm working on it with no warning.
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Blocking a sidewalk in a gated community

My HOA has blocked the sidewalk which connects the gated part of our neighborhood from the ungated. They have given the code to those living behind the gate, but now I can't walk my dog back to the ...
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What is the legality of an individual of dismantling very clearly abandoned bikes locked to fixtures and fences in a public area?

I live in New York City. Brooklyn to be exact. And while this city is far from bike friendly, there are still a lot of bikes here. Including many bikes that are clearly abandoned and utter garbage in ...
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Tennessee, a-1 zone - can I rent out on Airbnb?

We are planning on purchasing land in Sevier County, Tennessee, with the intention of setting up a mobile home and then renting it out on Airbnb. The lot has A-1 zoning. Is this legal?
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Ownership of real estate in event of fraud: signed APS but deed not transferred due to real estate fraud

In this account I am speaking from the point of view of someone close to me. Suppose a couple years ago I sold my house in Penan to somebody else (both of us are foreigners), whom I'll refer to as B. ...
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What legal actions can I take against someone who discards my property?

I had an agreement with someone that they would keep my property (two suitcases and some clothing) in their apartment for some time. It's only been three days, and every day this person sends me ...
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Can someone sell the property (both jointly and separately owned) property of their imprisoned spouse?

I am serving a 5-year prison sentence. While incarcerated, my wife of 5 years is selling my belongings such as my cars, trucks, campers, dogs, tools, motorcycles, clothes, etc. Some property is titled ...
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Actions to take against parcel delivery service that lost my parcels

I sent five parcels using a UK parcel delivery service called parcelhero. The parcels were collected by parcelforce UK. Only 1 of the parcels was delivered, another was returned to sender, and three ...
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Do I need to advertise an application for listed building consent?

Jurisdiction: England. My house is a Grade II listed building. I am planning to make some alterations to the house, most significantly, removing an internal wall and replacing the main entrance door. ...
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Constitutional Law in the absence of service-process

Can a Federal Judge make findings that substantially affects the property interests of third persons who are not and never were before the court {no action commenced against them, and no process) ...
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In the State of NY, if I have no income, but I have a house — do I need to pay property tax?

If I need to pay property tax on the house, are there any exemptions, based on the fact that I have no income? Is it relevant what the tax assessment of the house is? When I look at houses in house ...
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Can a Muslim widow claim from her late father-in-law's estate when her husband dies before him?

Does a Muslim widow (with one daughter) have a valid claim to her husband’s father's property (30 acres of agricultural land in India) in cases where her husband dies first, then her father-in-law ...
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If I'm the CEO and largest shareholder of a public company, would taking anything from my office be considered as a theft?

To summarize it, I'll give an example: I'm Bill Gates. I own Microsoft. On a desk, there's a Microsoft Surface that is branded by my company. I decide to take it home and never bring it back, although ...
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Does a state Department of Revenue typically have access to your property / home?

Here's an interesting one, the Department of Revenue (Montana) shows up on your property. They seem nice, and they want to measure your house / walk around in it etc. It's still under construction. ...
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Legality of This Hypothetical Situation (Lost/Misplaced/Abandoned Property)

I along with a few other people are curious as to the legality of scenarios logically similar to the hypothetical described below: Assume someone places their wallet on the ground in a public place, ...
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Does insider trading exist for land or property assets?

Insider trading is defined as "the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information" and is illegal pretty much ...
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If someone shoots you, whose property is the bullet?

This may sound crazy but it is inspired by What if a spacecraft lands on my property? The answer there seems to be that you don't acquire another's property just by it appearing in your domain. The ...
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What if a spacecraft lands on my property?

In December 2020 Hayabusa2, a Japanese space mission, returned samples from an asteroid to Earth, landing them in the Australian outback. Now, imagine a scenario where the samples accidentally land on ...
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Hypothetical: If a thief gives the stolen money away [duplicate]

If a thief gives all the stolen money to their friend/family/charitable organization/etc. who has no idea that the money is stolen, and he gets caught, can the money be taken back? I know that if the ...
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Utility access rights without an easement?

Situation: We have a new construction site / home on a small farm. A gas line has been installed across my property, to service the house. I have NO utility easements filed except for an original ...
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Is the foreclosure moratorium a de facto eminent domain exercise?

If the government prevents you from evicting, doesn't that mean they have some ownership of the property ala eminent domain? If the government stops you from making decisions over your property isn't ...
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Will tenancy agreement still be valid if the property manager/broker who signed on behalf of landlord is terminated?

In BC, Canada, if a tenancy agreement is signed by a brokerage/property manager on behalf the landlord, and the property manager's contract is terminated early, will that make the tenancy agreement ...
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Who is responsible for party wall repairs (UK law)?

I’ve just moved into a new house and discovered that the previous owners did some work that involved removing half the foundations of a party wall between my house and my new neighbour’s house. My ...
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If the seller of the house leaves their belongings inside, do they automatically become the buyer's possession when the transaction is complete?

I've had a peculiar situation recently while buying a house in Washington: During the initial viewing I've noticed that the garage is full of boxes with various items After signing the purchase ...

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