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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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A invites B onto their property. B finds a mislaid item. Can B keep it or does it go to A?

Mislaid property is property that the owner intentionally set down in a place where he can again resort to it, but then forgets where it is. Mislaid property must be turned over to landowner, who ...
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Property law: title vs possession

In property law what is the difference between Title and Possession? They basically sound like the same thing to me.
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Property rights: the power of testimonial disposition

Property is a bundle of rights or legally protected interests, including: Right of possession, enjoyment, and use Unrestricted right of disposition Right to exclude others power of testimonial ...
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Moving Easements: Is Massachusetts in the minority?

Traditionally, you cannot move an easement without the permission of both parties. However, in M.P.M. Builders v Dwyer the state of Massachusetts decided that in the absence of an express prohibition, ...
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Constructive Eviction: split of authority?

Is there a split of authority regarding total constructive eviction? I know that according to the majority if there is total constructive eviction you have to move out and don't need to pay any rent. ...
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UK property law - Making a change to lease(s) in a block of flats - how to deal with disinterest from other flats? [on hold]

We would like to make a change to a there terms of our rather dated lease drawn up in the 80s. Most (not all) flats are shareholders in a share of freehold company. We also have a RTM company that has ...
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Tenancy at Will vs Periodic Tenancy: payment

Is it possible to pay for a tenancy at will without having the tenancy at will becaome a periodic tenancy? I ask this because a classmate told me that you cannot pay for a tenancy at will. The ...
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How can a cash sale result in a voidable title?

§ 2-403. Power to Transfer; Good Faith Purchase of Goods; "Entrusting". Please look at the statute above. It is fairly short. There is a link to it here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/2/2-403 I am ...
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Property law: mobile homes and deeds

Suppose the owner of a lot on which a mobile home is situated conveys the lot to a grantee, with no mention of the mobile home in the deed of conveyance and no discussion of the issue between the ...
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Someone broke my laptop, how should I handle this situation?

I am attending college in Wisconsin and I had my backpack leaning against the side of my desk. It was on the edge of the walkway between desks in the class room. Somebody walking by kicked my ...
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Real estate tax sale redemption in Georgia

What can be done if a person holding a tax sale certificate, accepts the payment in full for property tax redemption payment but then refuses to sign & record the redemption release in Georgia?
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Unauthorized tow

Followed by vehicle, who was acting suspicous. Turned right on highway access road and the vehicle following me turned right across 3 lanes of traffic to follow me. Vehicle behind me hit their lights ...
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Can a township be at fault for damaging property?

This involves the neighborhood I grew up in, and where my parents still live. Its a small exurb of NYC. The development my parents live in is about 200 houses at the base of a steep hill. In the past ...
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What happens if I buy a stormwater basin from a property tax auction?

I've recently been reviewing property that is available either at auction or for immediately for purchase from the various counties in the state of TExas. Most of them are simply what you would expect,...
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If I don't live in a school zone, I shouldn't have to pay for that school's property taxes, correct?

My wife and I bought a house this year. We live just outside of my cities municipal school zone. We don't have any kids so we didn't think much of looking into the school zone maps when we moved. ...
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What are the rights a owner can do with an island?

Suppose, I have enough money to purchase a big island near Hawaii. After I purchased, I started to make some changes, such as: Changing the name of the Island. Build an airport. Build some houses for ...
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trespassing to personal property? [duplicate]

Let say I went into a store and bought something. When I was walking out an employee or the manager stop me and ask to look inside my bag because they assume I was stealing. Before, I could even ...
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At the end of a lease, who owns the parts used in repairs?

I have found it is usually the landlord who is responsible for most repairs and this is specified in the lease (barring tenant negligence or other stated reasons why a tenant would be responsible). ...
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Is it legal to buy/sell a property through power of attorney?

Is there a legal way to buy/sell a property(apartment) in a locality where registration is paused? Heard about power-of-attorney way but not sure if its valid in this scenario! Any advice on this ...
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In which countries does the body of the dead become property of someone?

It's been claimed on politics SE that the body of the dead becomes the property of his family. No country was specified, but is there really a country where this happens?
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Temporary theft, or, removing someones property to deliver it to their home or office

If I take somebody's property without consent, with the intent of keeping it, it is theft. If I take somebody's property without consent, but return it to them immediately, what law am I violating? ...
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Stealing my own property back?

I have a guitar that I let my friend Joe borrow on the consensus that he would return it in a couple of days. Joe is a mutual friend of my ex Bob. Bob stole the guitar from Joe once he found out it ...
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How can I buy a piece of land in Germany whose owner is unknown?

Long story short: I am interested in buying a piece of land beneath ours. According to the "ground register" (Grundbuch), it belongs to two people, let's call them G and S. Facts known about these ...
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Is criminal prosecution up to the police/state or can an individual push it?

What can an individual do to get someone prosecuted (apart from reporting the matter to the police and giving testimony)? What if the police is reluctant to give traction? If this question is too ...
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Is it legal to put a billboard on residential property?

A billboard is put on top of a person's roof or on his vacant land. It is zoned residential. This person lives on a main road and the billboard is visible to cars travelling on it. He hasn't received ...
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Can I prevent co-owners of my house from making modifications without my consent?

I live in the US (Massachusetts) and I jointly own a house, along with my wife and her parents (who live with us). I have noticed a frustrating trend recently with the other co-owners making repairs/...
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What does Gonzales v. Raich mean for property rights?

In 2002, Angel Raich had her home raided by federal agents who seized her six cannabis plants. At the time, medicinal cannabis was legal in California, so Raich claimed the federal government didn’t ...
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If someone leaves a scooter from a vehicle sharing service in my yard can I dismantle it?

A scooter from a vehicle sharing service (Bird) was left in my yard. What laws do I break if I dismantle it? Does the owner have any civil claim against me? Assume the scooter can be reassembled. ...
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Can you buy rights to airspace in the US?

Say I am an astrophysicist setting up a location for an experiment involving measuring electromagnetic field strength from the ground. I can buy loads of land in the Mountain or Midwest regions of the ...
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How does title transfer work regarding personal, moveable property?

What exactly is a title? And how are titles transfered for things other than real estate? If I purchase a burger from McDonald's, is there a transfer of title in the burger from McDonald's -> me? If ...
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my landlord won't let me in on the day my tenancy begins, is this legal?

My tenancy begins on July 1st, however as this is a Sunday my letting agent will not give me the keys on this day. I really need to move my stuff in on July 1st, can I claim that not allowing me to ...
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Party is refusing to cooperate with the court. How do I proceed without a lawyer?

A ruling (from a US court) was registered with a Canadian BC Provincial court that required them to remove CPLs (liens) from my property. This person (who lives in Canada) is refusing to cooperate. I ...
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Establishing legal ownership of intangible property under technical control by an individual or 3rd party

How would one establish legal ownership of intangible property that is under technical control of a owner, employee or 3rd party? Examples: Domain name: The email address for the account at the ...
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Is AirBnb synonymous with Subletting

I am living in London, UK. I am considering co-renting a 2 bedroom flat with a close friend of mine. We have a large living room in the flat which we are considering renting out on AirBnb (this could ...
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Acquisition of land by the government

I have 14 marla (3150 sq. ft. or ~294 sq. m) of land in Tanda Urmur, in the Hoshiarpur district, connected to a road. This land is to be acquired by the government for widening the road. The market ...
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Ownership of the roads the people paid to have built [closed]

I need to understand when and where the state became the property owner of the roads and highways the people bought and paid for? since the state is a non-entity, it can not own, possess or control ...
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Public vs Private sidewalk in city

I just got asked not to walk on a seemingly public sidewalk. Being as sensitive as I am it upset me a great deal. I would like to know how to find out who owns the apartments I was walking by and who ...
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Can I get my house permitted by municipality after construction?

I have a house constructed by my ancestors in my registered property. Can I demolish that and reconstruct another house in my registered property? The house constructed prior has no permission (I ...
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Can one claim unclaimed poultry living on their property?

Some time ago I dug out a pond on my piece of land in a small rural town in New Zealand. The intention was to attract wild ducks there and maybe have some domestic ducks, which I told all my ...
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What can I do about this tree?

I live in Chesapeake, Virginia and I haven't been able to find a reference as to what my legal options are when it comes to a neighbor's tree and my yard. I could only find a "general rule" for ...
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Is it legal to live in the woods in the USA?

Can one chop down trees, build a cabin, and just park there? The question is about living on land that is not owned by a private individual in the USA, and is not designated as a state park or ...
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Private renting: landlord asking me release the deposit early

I started privately renting a property in 2014. The first year was arranged through a letting agent, to whom I paid the deposit (£810) and fees directly. When I renewed the lease in 2015 the landlord ...
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How much ocean does a person with a beachhouse own and what can he do with it?

Assume a person owns a beach house in California. How far into the ocean does this person own as a landowner? Does the person own all coral reef, rocks and other things in the ocean in his owner ...
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How do I dispute a correction after buying a car that was not as advertised?

I recently bought a 2014 Toyota Prius c in Ogden, Utah, USA. It was listed on the dealership's site and sold to me as a Prius c Four, which is the high-end trim with features like a reverse camera, ...
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removing tags from a car

My son passed away and I had his car bought down from Baltimore to Fla. near West Palm Beach. His estate is in probate and it will take 6 or months or more for it to be settled. I stopped insurance ...
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Is it legal to live on commercial property?

I live in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and I noticed that some commercial properties in town are very affordable. I don't plan on starting a business nor do I plan on trying within this year. I did try ...
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Married when joint tenancy right of survivorship signed, now divorced

We divorced on paper and continued to live together in our joint tenancy right of survivorship titled home. No mortgage - one party paid off the house by a substantial amount while the other party ...
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Is there precedent for getting sued for deleting someone's data?

I know this precedent exists in Japan but I'm curious if it exists in the USA in particular. Can you be sued for willfully deleting or destroying someone else's data? Note: By "sued" I mean is there ...
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Can an employer legally confiscate property that they suspect to be illegal?

Some time ago (2017), an employee brought a bag of what was presumed to be cocaine to their private sector workplace located in Alberta, Canada. The employer demanded the employee hand the item over (...
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What can I legally do with abandoned cars I found on property I recently bought?

They were not seen while inspecting the property prior to sale, because it's a large property and mostly the same throughout. We looked at aerial photography, but it appears they were left there after ...