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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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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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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Is it legal to mug someone for keys if they refuse to let you leave their locked house?

If you've been locked in someone's house against your consent, and they refuse to let you out when you directly ask them to unlock a door, is it legal to let them know you will take the keys by force ...
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Purchased property with incomplete Buildings Regulations UK

About six ago we rented the first floor of a converted property. This property (and the flat below ours on the ground floor) was subsequently repossessed from the original landlord and we purchased it ...
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Trespassing in Portugal

In Portugal, if people trespass property, what are the legal implications? Example 1: If a person opens my gate and enters my yard to knock on my door, is he trespassing? Example 2: If a person ...
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UK Leasehold Sublet: New freeholder requesting retrospective sublet fee

I own a leasehold flat. In December 2014 I let out the flat under a 6 month AST, reverting to a rolling 1 month contract thereafter. Prior to the tenants moving in, I requested permission from the ...
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Does indemnity insurance (for a house) become void if a 3rd party is told about it?

Indemnity insurance is bought if a home's deeds contain a fault, e.g. no access to the property, modifications made by previous owners that are not up to building standards etc. The insurance would ...
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Vandalism, or free speech?

I'm in Michigan. There are a few scenarios. I hang a sign by a string to a person's car I attach a sticker to the window of a car Using washable window paint, I draw on a car window. Are any of ...
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Are galvanized pipes allowed in residential water delivery pipes in NYC?

Some residential properties in New York City still have galvanized pipes for the inlet water line. Since heavy metals from the galvanization can leach into the water, this kind of pipe is no longer ...
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In Texas is it okay for a person to post photos on a commercial website of private property without the owner's permission?

We hired someone to build decks on our property. He did not do a good job, finish the job, etc. He took photos and posted them on his company website. Is there anything I can do to have them ...
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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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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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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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Is it legal to auction land without telling bidders it's landlocked?

I am looking to purchase some land in Texas that is being auctioned for back taxes. It was made clear that the auctioneers will not be telling anybody that the property is landlocked, and they will ...
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Can I reward people in-kind for donating to a political party (or candidate) of my choosing?

Suppose I would like to reward people who contributed to a political leader in the past year. I intend to give those donors private property, influence, or other compensation. This would occur after ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is meant by Capacity to Perform Juristic Acts

What is the difference between Capacity to Act and Legal Capacity?
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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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What are the legal risks in removing other people's baggage from a conveyor in baggage reclaim?

I originally asked this on Travel.SE, but didn't get any useful answers. So I thought I'd ask about the legal aspects here. For further details on why I was doing it, see the Travel.SE question. When ...
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Getting property removed from my land

I require somebody else's property to be removed from land I am freeholder of as I need the space myself. I think that: Them refusing to remove it is "tresspass", a civil wrong. I can take them to ...
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Can an HOA make up new rules other than explicitly stated in CC&Rs?

In Texas, in an area governed by an HOA, the CC&Rs regarding lawns state that grass must be kept cut in a neat and attractive manner. Can an HOA then tell a homeowner they must cut down mature ...
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Does the right to privacy extend to property purchases?

Currently, in USA, if you purchase property (land/house), the municipality makes that transaction public (and internet scraping company make it Googleable). Does the right to privacy extend to that ...
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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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Can workmen legally restrict access to my property?

So I got this note through the door.... Is this legal? I need access in and out of my flat at all times... It's also the only way in and out - so it's our fire exit. Any advice would be amazing :)