property law

30-day notice

Definition

A common notice period required by many state and local landlord-tenant laws and ordinances.

A notice from a landlord to a tenant to vacate the premises within 30 days; a notice from a landlord to a tenant informing the tenant of a...

Ab intestato

Definition

A Latin term meaning "by intestacy." The term refers to laws governing the succession of property after its previous owner dies without a valid will.

Abandoned Property

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...

Abandonment

See alsoAbandon

Abatement Clause

Definition

Provision in a lease agreement that releases the tenant from paying rent if an act of God makes occupancy impossible or otherwise precludes the property from being used.

See alsoAbatement

Abeyance

Definition

A situation in which the legal owner to real estate is uncertain and the determination of the true owner is pending.

Absolute

Definitions

1) Property: Used in property law to describe an estate that is free from any limitations at all. Only a fee simple may be absolute.

2) Divorce: An absolute divorce is a final judgment of divorce that dissolves the marriage and allows...

Abstract

See alsoAbstract of judgmentAbstract of titleAbstract of trust

Abstract of Title

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Abstracter

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