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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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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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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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Responsibilites of common areas when in breach of title-deeds after sale

The situation: I have bought a flat on the top floor of an apartment block. This flat contains the sole access to a roof space. The previous owner has left a large volume of junk in this space. The ...
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Can I sue my landlord for failing to mark the dangers of something under construction?

The two jacuzzies in my complex are out of order and smell/look like human cesspools. The two signs that used to be on them, "out of order" are no longer there, but the jacuzzies remain in the same ...
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Travel Trailers & Registration

My neighbor has two travel trailers plus a boat/trailer parked in drive for the past 8 to 10 years. Do they have to be tagged and registered in Delaware?
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Sister and 23 yr old niece won't move out of deceased mom's house

My mother died 6 weeks ago. My sister lived with her, and took care of her for a long time. I give her credit for that. Since mom has died, sister is holding onto the will. Our brother is the ...
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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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Question about potentially illegal construction

Disclaimer: The following is the situation one of my friend has been facing. But since he doesn't have an account on SE and doesn't want to create any just for asking this question, he asked me to ...
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Reclaiming property that is evidence in case

We were the victims of a burglary in August, and (fortunately) the criminal was caught red-handed with our property (running away from our house). Included in that property was a laptop, the main ...
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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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The Lanham Act: how similar is too similar in trademarks

The Lanham Act prohibits the unauthorized use of a reproduction, copy, or imitation of a registered trademark in a way that "is likely to cause confusion" with the registered mark. One factor taken ...
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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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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 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 :)