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Where two different pieces of land (or other parcels of real property) touch one other or have a common border.

Adverse Interest

There are three main types of adverse interests.

1) An adverse interest can mean an interest, claim or right that is against another’s interest. For example, a plaintiff and defendant...

Adverse Possession


Adverse possession is a doctrine under which a person in possession of land owned by someone else may acquire valid title to it, so long as certain common law requirements are met, and the adverse possessor is in possession for a sufficient...


A thing that is part of another thing even though it is detached.


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryIn real property law, this describes any right or restriction which goes with that property, such as an easement to gain access across the neighbor's parcel or a covenant (agreement) against blocking the...

Attractive Nuisance


A dangerous condition on a landowner’s property that may attract children onto the land and may involve risk or harm to their safety. Because child trespassers may not appreciate the risks that the dangerous condition poses, landowners...


An Abbreviation for Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions


An abbrevation for Common Interest Development

Co-operative (Co-op)

A form of business organization. Though generally a creature of state law, some federal laws apply to some co-ops as well. Co-ops differ from corporations and other business organizations both in their essentially democratic nature and in that their...


Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

An idiomatic term for a person living in a tenancy-in-common or co-housing arrangement with others. Also, short for "cohousing," a type of shared housing. (See: cohousing)

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