land use & zoning law

Energy

Energy Law: An Overview

For most of American history, the federal government did not play an active role in the energy industries. (This history is often explained by the widespread belief in the unlimited supply of energy). During the Great Depression...

Enjoyment

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) To exercise a right. 2) The use of funds or occupancy of property. (See also: quiet enjoyment)

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Estoppel by Deed

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA legal principle that prevents a person from asserting or denying the truth of anything that he or she stated in a deed, especially regarding who has valid ownership of property.

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Estoppel by Silence

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA type of estoppel that prevents someone from asserting something when that person had both the duty and the opportunity to speak up earlier, and his or her silence put another person at a disadvantage....

Exception in Deed

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA statement in a deed transferring real estate, reserving certain rights --for example, mineral rights or a life estate -- to the transferor.

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Expropriation

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTaking of property or rights by governmental authority, most commonly by eminent domain.

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Federal Land Policy and Management Act

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Passed in 1976, it provides a framework for the management of federal public lands. The Act recognized the value of the public lands and stated that they should be managed in perpetuity for the benefit...

Flipping

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA popular real estate investment strategy in hot markets where someone buys a property for investment and resells it a short time later for a profit (often after making improvements to the property).

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Floating Easement

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn easement (a right to use another's property for a particular purpose) which allows access but does not spell out the exact dimensions and location of the easement.

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Freehold Estate

Gives owner right or title to hold the property. Contrast with nonfreehold estate.

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