property law

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Abandoned property: an overview

Personal property left by an owner who intentionally relinquishes all rights to its control. Real property may not be abandoned. See Adverse Possession.

At common law, a person who finds abandoned property may...

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See voluntary waste.

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In property law, refers to a situation where a tenant makes repairs and improvements on property that increase the value of the property, but, did not ask permission of the landowner or any future interest holders to make these improvements.

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Overview

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act is better known as CERCLA. It is codified in 42 U.S.C. Chapter 103.

Also known as "Superfund," CERCLA is aimed at cleaning up sites contaminated with hazardous...

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Overview

Eminent domain refers to the power of the government to take private property and convert it into public use. The Fifth Amendment provides that the government may only exercise this power if they provide just compensation to the property...

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Overview

Landlord-tenant law governs the rental of commercial and residential property. It is composed primarily of state statutes and common law. A number of states have based their statutory law on either the Uniform Residential Landlord And Tenant...

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In 1908, pursuant to the General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875 (43 U.S.C. §§ 934-39) (“1875 Act”), the United States granted a right-of-way from Laramie, Wyoming to Colorado to the Hahn’s Peak and Pacific Railroad Company. See Petition for...

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Between 1994 and 1995, Joseph, Michael, Donna, and Peggy Murr (collectively, “the Murrs”), received from their parents two neighboring lots along the St. Croix River—Lots E and F. See Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 2013AP2828, at *2, 4 (Wis. Ct. App. Dec. 23,...

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In property law, a doctrine that permits a tenant to commit voluntary waste on a piece of land by depleting it of natural resources when mining was previously done on the land and mines were currently open at the time the tenant took possession of the...

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In property law, this refers to harm to a piece of property, such as the land falling into disrepair, caused by a tenant's neglect of the property. Examples of permissive neglect include the tenant not doing maintenance on the property, performing...

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