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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    • Selling an Apartment Building in the District of Columbia? Beware of Tenants' Rights
      Selling an apartment building in the District of Columbia can be a complex matter. Sellers in the District must be particularly mindful of statutory provisions specifically addressing the rights of tenants upon the sale of a rental property.Consider ...

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    • The Synthetic Lease: An Introduction and Practice Guide
      The following is intended to provide a basic overview of the synthetic lease and to provide some practice guides on the increasing challenge in structuring such leases both to comply with evolving accounting requirements and, at the same time, to ...

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    • Subcontractors Share in Financial Risk
      In Christman Company v. Brown Development Company, (1996) the Michigan Court of Appeals held that "pay if paid" provisions in construction subcontracts are enforceable. According to the court, under such a provision, a subcontractor is not entitled ...

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    • What Is A Mechanic's Lien?
      A Mechanic's Lien is a claim against real property for work done or materials supplied for the property. Under Maryland's Mechanic's Lien laws, certain individuals or entities are permitted to file claims and/or pursue legal proceedings against the ...

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    • Utah Dog Bite Law
      Injuries from dog bites can be extremely serious, and cost the victim large sums of money due to medical bills. In addition, dog bites may cause strong emotional trauma to young children. Children who have been bitten by a dog may experience loss of ...

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    • Texas Market Assistance Program: Road ""MAP"" for Success?
      In late 1993 and early 1994, insurance availability issues came under increasing scrutiny and, by March 31, 1994, consumer advocates were openly accusing the industry of "redlining" in Texas.2 Commissioner Robert Hunter held a hearing in Houston on ...

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    • Wisconsin Lemon Law
      The Wisconsin Lemon Law is a statutory form of recovery which became effective on November 3, 1983. It can apply to new vehicles, used vehicles purchased within the written warranty period and leased vehicles. A vehicle is a "lemon" if it has a ...

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    • Statutorily Conducted Massachusetts Foreclosure Voided for Lack of Display Advertising
      The United States Supreme Court's 1994 decision in BFP v. Resolution Trust Corp., 128 L. Ed. 2d 556 (1994) ("BFP"), appeared to be a clear victory for foreclosing mortgagees. Now, at least in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that decision has ...

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    • The Impact of Coal Mine Accidents
      Article provided by Greene, Ketchum, Bailey, Walker, Farrell & Tweel. Please visit our Web site at www.greeneketchum.com. Coal mining is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. In 2007, nine West Virginia miners lost their lives ...

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