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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Trespassing in Portugal

In Portugal, if people trespass property, what are the legal implications? For example, If a person opens my gate and enters my yard to knock on my door, is he trespassing? If a person enters my ...
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Coat checks warning

I got into a debate with a friend about the disclaimer you see on coat checks, parking lot tickets, and other similar "contracts." There is often text printed on the back of the tickets you receive. ...
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What did Hale mean by "survivor was authorised to give a receipt for the capital moneys"? Why's this relevant to establishing a common intention?

What did Lady Hale mean by "the survivor was authorised to give a receipt for the capital moneys"? As she wrote 'survivor', did someone die? Is "receipt" here like a receipt from ...
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How do wayleaves attach to property?

Suppose thast the is a property owner A. A has a neighbor B who has asked a telecoms company to provide broadband to B's property, but to do this the company will need to dig a trench that crosses a ...
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The next door condominium HOA refuses to cut back 20'-30' high bushes that blocks my view. What action can I take to have them cut back these bushes

These enormous fast-growing thorn-covered bushes are in places 4' feet over my property line. Besides being up to 30' high, they block my view of the horizon and foothills. My HOA has contacted the ...
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Who owns the land when buying a house as a foreigner in Azerbaijan?

I have searched a lot about buying properties in Azerbaijan and all sources say the following : Any foreigner has equal rights regarding buying a personal property in Azerbaijan as local citizens. A ...
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What do you own when you buy an NFT?

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique smart contract stored on a blockchain that can be created by anyone and then transferred to others with a record of the transfer being recorded on the blockchain....
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Do you have to evict someone who was staying with you without contract or lease, but left without warning?

Hypothetical Scenario: A 19 year old "friend of a friend of a friend" type situation that someone was trying to help out. He was living in a rundown trailer a few towns away so a nice family ...
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Do I need my own lawyer for lot line adjustment?

I have a cottage, and behind the cottage is a single parcel of ~80 acres that the neighbour owns. I made him an offer and he agreed to sell me 1.5 acres which would be added onto my existing lot due ...
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Why isn't a casino forced to return funds lost by an embezzler?

If person A steals something, say a bicycle, and sells it to me (I have no knowledge that the bicycle was stolen) the law says I must return the bike to its rightful owner without any compensation - ...
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My brother and I have been living inherited property for 18 years. My sister now wants us to start paying rent. Can she do that? [duplicate]

My brother, sister and I were left a house in a will, My brother and I live in the property for 18 years, paying all the bills and maintaining the property. My sister, after 18 years, is asking for my ...
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Is there civil liability for throwing away someone's property?

Paul rented 123 Main Street. When he moved, Dana moved into 123 Main Street. When she moved in, Dana found a nameplated copy of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest that Paul had left behind. She ...
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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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Should the village compensate for wrong land measurement?

I bought a house 10 years ago. Now, I'm thinking of building a home addition but I'm having some issues. The border of the land doesn't give me enough clearance to make the home addition flash with ...
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Can a store sell merchandise I've left in the store?

If I purchase merchandise in a physical store, and then (accidentally or not) leave the merchandise at the store after I've paid for it, is the store allowed to resell that merchandise to another ...
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Amazon property damage liability and recovery [closed]

Suppose that An Amazon delivery driver - in a logo'd, officially painted Amazon van - ran over some landscaping as they were leaving my property after delivering a package. They damaged newly ...
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Can I legally take liability from a previous tenant? What are the limitations of this?

I have a question regarding tenancy laws in the UK. I took over the tenancy for the place that my dad was living in as I needed somewhere to go in an emergency. I didn't have a deposit so my dad told ...
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Is cryptocurrency more like money or stuff with regards theft?

I am sure there is a word that describes this concept, but I do not know it so I shall have to describe it. Suppose Alice has a mobile phone, Broke Bob steals it, sells it to Charlie's Mobile Phone ...
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Legal heir of my deceased unmarried uncle

My dad and my uncle are the only 2 children of my grand parents. My uncle and my dad passed away before few years. Me, my sister and my mother are the legal heirs of my dad. My uncle was unmarried . ...
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What responsibility do parents have to keep and maintain the property of their children?

In reading this thread: In the USA, do parents have the right to control their children's possessions? It made me wonder... What responsibility do parents have to keep and maintain the property of ...
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What is the difference between ownership and exclusive sovereignty in terms of US land law?

Yesterday a Law YouTuber by the handle 'Lehto's Law' made a video titled "Yes, You Own the Airspace Over Your Property" in which he describes that indeed you do own the air over your ...
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UK - Can one person owning 50% of a house force a sale?

Is it possible for a single owner to force a sale assuming it's 50-50. Are there any exceptions to the rule?
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Liability as a project manager [closed]

I am offering project management services to a group of people wanting to buy some property.I would like to say something like this: "Any advice I will give to the client will either be based on ...
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Does throwing eggs at a vehicle violate any law(s)?

The People's Convoy egged in Oakland, CA as they protest by Buffy Wicks neighborhood https://youtu.be/P5Wmh2Hu_24?t=238
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What is the legal theory behind the view that government seizing private assets is not an act of violence?

I am curious about the origins of the view that seizing private tangible assets does not amount to an act of violence. To see that this is not a universal view, one need not look further than ...
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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)? Edited to add: Can the said co-owner go for a ...
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Consequences for vendor not fulfilling signed contract on a property?

There's an issue on a property whereby the purchasers signed a contract with the vendors to buy a house. The contract stipulated that all charges be discharged from the property but this wasn't done ...
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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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Who is responsible for incapacitated persons house key?

I am a little confused as to who has the responsibility for looking after the key to the house of someone we know that tried to commit suicide. The events: Alice enters a coma I perform a wellness ...
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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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Can I get reimbursed if police shot the window of my car during a standoff?

My car was parked in the parking lot of a large chain grocery store, upon returning to my car I found the police in a standoff with a suspect with my vehicle right at the center. I asked if I could ...
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It is illegal for someone to use software applications on a found laptop computer?

I am curious to know if it is illegal for someone to use software applications on a found laptop computer. For example, let's say that you go to a bus stop and there is a laptop computer sitting on a ...
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Right to your own photo at the opticians

At the opticians, such as Boots, they use photographic technology to capture an image of your eye. Given that the image in reality is my property as it's my eye they're taking a photo of - can I ...
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If land I own sinks into the ocean, do I own the corresponding part of the ocean?

Let's say I buy a plot of land by the ocean, but then due to sea level rising a section of my land is now below sea level. Do I now own the corresponding part of the sea? This question seems to say ...
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Getting benefit from someone else's property

In a situation where one party receives incidental benefit from another party's efforts, if the other party suddenly changes course and causes the first one a harm, are there common laws or policies ...
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How long can the National Forest put off responding to my request?

I own an inholding within Inyo National Forest. I requested to gain motorized access to my property but was denied citing that it was reasonable to walk in or take mules. About a year ago, I emailed ...
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California Apartment squeaky whistling carpet

I have carpet that makes a whistling/squeaking sound, everytime I walk on the living room . My apartment manager refuses to have someone inspect, to see if it's just loose floorboard, loose screw, or ...
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Can I cut down a neighbor's tilted fence that overhangs my yard?

I have a hypothetical question about property rights and structures overhanging the property. In New York state, let's say I have a neighbor with a wooden fence built slightly back from the border ...
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How do I know if a game I made is copyrighted?

I am using the unreal engine that supports c++ language. Now I don't know anything about copyright and I don't know how to know anything about it. I live in Egypt. I worked on a game for 8 months. ...
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What access rights do I have as a patented mine owner?

I recently purchased a historic patented mine. There is an extensive tunnel network but some of the tunnels leading to my property have entrances off my property on National Forest land. There used to ...
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Can my ex boyfriend legally take back a gift he gave me during our relationship?

My boyfriend and I have been together for a year. During our relationship, he had an old computer lying around in his house that he no longer had any use for. He gave it to me as a birthday gift and I ...
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Left item in an Airbnb, host no longer available. Responsibility lies with owner, host or Airbnb?

After staying one night in an Airbnb, my friend realised he left an item in the property (not expensive, cost of around €50). I immediately contacted the Host over Airbnb messaging, she confirmed she ...
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What is the legal background for confiscating cell phones of detained asylum seekers?

On the US southern border, some of the arriving people are detained currently. It is irrelevant here why and how that happens. Cell phones are confiscated when a person found to be an illegal ...
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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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Who can stop a member of the public from peacefully protesting a private club who rents their space?

Assume a private club located in a shopping plaza in Austin, Texas and they rent their space from the plaza's owner. Also assume a member of the public, let's call him Larry, intends to stand outside, ...
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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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"Equity's darling": How do U.S. courts overcome bona fide purchasers?

This is a follow-up question to this question and this question; the accepted answers to each appear to conflict the concept of bona fide purchasers. According to a Wikipedia page on the topic: "...
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If my mothers house is refinanced under my name can I evict her husband?

My mother has fallen under hardship and can no longer afford her mortgage payment. The realtor has a solution of refinancing under my name to have the mortgage come down to a more affordable price. ...
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Canary Wharf - privately owned public space - is it possible to be banned from entering the area?

Canary Wharf in London is a privately owned public space. So far I have been found guilty of walking on a grass and jumping on a stone wall (part of a workout routine). I'm concerned that sooner or ...
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Can a hairdresser sell my hair without consent

Can a hairdresser sell my cut hair to, for example, someone who creates a wig or uses it as a fertilizer without my consent? Is there a difference between these cases? The hair's taken out of the ...

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