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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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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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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What happens to debts when someone dies?

How are debts and loans recovered by the lenders after a borrower passes away? A debt can be as small as 100 bucks for the credit card bill. It can be as big as millions of bucks for mortgage (or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it legal to have someone dispose of garbage for you?

I have a bunch of miscellaneous stuff in my garage I want to get rid of. I have been meaning to take it to the dump but just haven't found the time. Items include old sink old toilet miscellaneous ...
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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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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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Delaware County Code Case Verbiage

I'm reading about a case going on in Delaware between neighbors. It seems to come down to a particular line in county code law: Code requires a special-use exception for “private garages for more than ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Power of termination: how is it different from executory interest?

In CA, all defeasible fees are known as fees simple subject to a condition subsequent, and all executory interests reserved by the grantor after granting such fees are known as powers of termination. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Doctrine of Merger in Property Law

Under the Doctrine of Merger a vested or possessory life estate merges into the next vested future interest in fee simple (whether a reversion or a vested remainder) when both are held by the same ...
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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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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 ...
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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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In the USA, do parents have the right to control their children's possessions?

Let's say a minor (17 or younger) living with his parents gets a job or does chores, and with the money thereby earned, buys a video game console. The parents decide that the console is not ...
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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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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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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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Can a neighbor point cameras at our backyard and the back of our house?

We live in the hills. And the way our neighborhood is designed is as you go up the hill, there will be a house below you, and a house above you (which are side by side to your property). The elevation ...
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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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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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