In the US, the default rule is that your home is your castle. In general, nobody, not even the police, can enter your home without your permission. The main exception to this rule is that police do not need your permission if they have a search warrant to search your home. To get a warrant, the police must convince a magistrate that they have good reason (ie,...
Assuming a U.S. jurisdiction, the police are entirely within their rights to wait for the issuance of a search warrant and it is probably better practice to do so in a case where recovery of stolen property is at issue.
There are exceptions to the warrant requirement, but they generally involve "exigent circumstances" involving a risk of either ...
Ownership of property as “joint tenants” means the property is owned as a single indivisible unit.
Conversely, “tenants-in-common” own their shares separately and can sell them individually.
what the legal implications are of altering a document after it has been signed.
There is a significant risk that the counterparty will dispute the legitimacy of any changes made after a contract is signed. The heightened formalities of purchasing a house are intended precisely to preempt dubious alterations of the contract.
Furthermore, the contract might ...
I don't think that there is any need to "reclaim" the address.
That second address would no longer be needed or used for anything. This really just seems like an issue with USPS.
Also, addresses are (generally) not legal descriptions of properties. The legal description is your plat description in the deed, which can be seen online at the Assessor'...
"British law" is a misnomer as inheritance law is very different in Scotland compared to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In English and Welsh law, a person can bequeath his property to whom he likes. However, relatives, dependants and others can challenge someone's Will by going to court and claiming 'reasonable financial provision' from the ...
In England (but not Scotland), individuals have testamentary freedom, meaning that they can bequeath their property to whoever they want. However... The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows children, present and former spouses and civil partners to challenge the will if the will does not make make reasonable financial provision ...
There may a law, 18 USC 1342 against doing that, because
Whoever, for the purpose of conducting, promoting, or carrying on by
means of the Postal Service, any scheme or device mentioned in section
1341 of this title or any other unlawful business, uses or assumes, or
requests to be addressed by, any fictitious, false, or assumed title,
name, or ...
what actions do I need to take to reclaim my address?
Make the address really yours (buy the property). Use your current address for all correspondence.
Setup mailbox with address prominently written on it.
Approach the neighbor nicely explaining them the situation and ask to stop using the address.
If 3 fails, hire a lawyer and instruct them to approach ...
As far as state claims, there may be a claim under ORS 164.805 Offensive littering (Criminal Statute).
(1)A person commits the crime of offensive littering if the person creates an objectionable stench or degrades the beauty or appearance of property or detracts from the natural cleanliness or safety of property by intentionally:
(a)Discarding or depositing ...