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
    • Truth in Leasing for Commercial Trucking Companies and Truck Owners
      Article provided by Schneider & Onofry. Please visit our Web site at www.soarizonalaw.com.  For both commercial trucking companies and truck owners leasing their vehicles and services, it is important to know the legal basics of ...

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    • Maryland Law on "Implied Exclusives" is Unclear
      The Maryland federal and state courts have considered, on several occasions, whether there is an "implied covenant of exclusivity" in commercial leases. The issue in these cases is whether a landlord is precluded from leasing space to a new tenant ...

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    • Mum's the Word: Landlord Liability when Providing a Reference for a Former Tenant
      You are sitting at your desk when the phone rings. On the line is the landlord or manager of a community which a former tenant of yours has applied to reside in. He wants to know if this applicant was a good tenant, did he pay his rent on time, did ...

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    • Option Consideration
      Have you ever wondered why some contracts contain a provision that states that the purchaser has paid the seller $100 as "Option Consideration?" To understand the reason for including a provision like that in a contract, start with the premise that ...

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    • Payment of Rent during Appeal
      On October 1, 1998, North Carolina enacted Session Law 1998-125, entitled "An Act To Require Tenants To Pay To The Clerk Of Court The Amount Of Rent In Arrears To Stay The Execution Of Judgment For Summary Ejectment Pending Appeal To District Court ...

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    • Residential landlord and tenant matters
      Stephen P. Moyer, Esquire Real Estate Attorney If you have elected "limited tort" coverage, you may not be able to recover for pain and suffering, unless you have sustained a "serious injury" as defined by state statute. There is no such ...

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    • Real Estate
      Fair Housing Act The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race or color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, or familial status. Familial status refers to the discriminatory treatment of pregnant women, or of ...

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    • Pre-Funding Woes
      Clients have reported increasing pressure from vendors to pre-fund transactions. In some instances, this constitutes a requirement by the vendor that transactions be funded when equipment is shipped, rather than when it is accepted. In other cases ...

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    • Property Development: Real Estate, Land Use Planning, Municipal
      Two major universities in British Columbia have embarked on large-scale development projects using the leasehold strata development concept as a means of unlocking tremendous value without disposing of their land bases. They have discovered that ...

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    • REAL ESTATE: Washtenaw County, MI, Onsite Well and Septic Regulation
      This new regulation was effective January 1, 2000, and has totally changed the procedure for selling homes that are serviced by an on-site well and/or septic system. Under this regulation, a seller may not transfer ownership of their property unless ...

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