Property

Property signifies dominion or right of use, control, and disposition which one may lawfully exercise over things, objects, or land. One of the basic dividing lines between property is that between real property and personal property. Generally, the term "real property" refers to land. Land, in its general usage, includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This is FindLaw's collection of Real and Personal Property articles, part of the Business Operations section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Property Articles
    • Texas Mechanic's Lien and Bond Claim Law

      The Texas Property Code section which governs the subject defines a "mechanic's lien" as "the lien provided by the Texas Property Code." §53.001. Learn more about the Texas Mechanic's Lien and Bond Claim Law in this article.

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    • Outline of Summary Ejectment and Tenant Eviction

      The following is a brief outline of the procedures necessary for a landlord to evict a tenant. The statutes and caselaw are tenant friendly and it is therefore important for a landlord to follow the statutory procedures precisely. Read on to learn more about summary ejectment and tenant eviction procedures.

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    • California Mechanics' Liens and Stop Notices: Remedies You Can Use to Improve Collections

      When someone who provides labor, services, equipment or materials to a construction project is not fully paid, he can file suit against the person who failed to pay him. This is called a "Mechanics' Lien." Learn more about stop notices and the remedies you can use to improve collections.

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    • Lease Stipulated Loss Values: What You Owe if You Wreck the Lessor's Equipment Under Lease

      This article discusses lease termination values and provides a useful platform from which to develop a presentation of stipulated loss values (also known as casualty values). You will learn how to determine what you owe if you wreck the lessor's eqiupment under lease.

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    • The Unlawful Detainer Process

      In order to evict a tenant, you must first correctly fill out and properly serve a termination notice. The most common notices are the " Three Day Pay or Quit" and the "Thirty Day Termination of Tenancy." Learn more about the unlawful detainer process.

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    • The Final Affidavit And Waiver Of Lien-Contractors Beware ‚ …

      Contractors should beware of signing false Lien Waivers. It is fraud to do so. Learn more about pitfalls in the final affadavit and waiver for Lien Contracts.

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    • Minerals & Mining Law

      To many people, the laws governing exploration for minerals on public domain lands and leasing of federal minerals may seem arcane. The principal means of acquiring mining rights on federal lands is location of mining claims under the Mining Law. Learn more about minerals and mining in this article.

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    • Land Condominiums: A Creative Way to Convey Property Without Subdivision

      For the past 30 years, developers of multi-family properties have been able to subdivide their property into individual units which could be conveyed to third parties without the need to obtain subdivision approval. Learn more about land condominimums and creative ways to convey property without subdivision.

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    • Water Rights Law: Prior Appropriation

      The scarcity of water in the Rocky Mountain and southwestern states has led to the development of a system of water allocation very different from that which exists in regions graced with more abundant rainfall. Learn more about water rights law and prior appropriation in this article.

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    • Summary Ejectment (a.k.a. eviction) Overview

      In North Carolina, the process by which a landlord can have a tenant removed from possession of the leased premises derives both from the common law rights of a landlord and from the present day statutes enacted by our legislature. Learn more about summary ejectment and eviction in this article.

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