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Ownership & Title

Legal issues concerning ownership of real estate and title to real property. Includes boundary disputes, adverse possession and easements, zoning and eminent domain, title and deeds including quitclaim deeds.

  1. Adverse Possession

    The legal process where real estate can change ownership without compensation where a squatter occupies the land in an open and notorious fashion in a manner that conflicts with the true owner's rights for a specific time period. Also known as "squatter's rights".
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  2. Condo & Co-op Issues

    Legal issues concerning real estate condominiums and co-operatives including conversions, building repair, disputes.
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  3. Boundary Disputes

    Issues concerning the property boundaries of real estate parcels, usually neighboring properties. Encroachments such as fences or buildings, Improvements, landscaping, roadways or trails, nuisance.
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  4. Easements & Right of Way Law

    Issues concerning the legal right to use the property of another without owning it. Examples include utility easements, long time use of a "short-cut" across a neighbor's property.
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  5. Joint Ownership

    When two or more people own a parcel of real estate. Property may be held as tenants in common, tenants by the entirety and joint tenants with right of survivorship
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  6. Homeowners Associations & Boards

    Issues concerning Homeowners Associations, Condo and Coo-op boards and other similar entities.
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  7. Liens & Encumbrances

    Liens and encumbrances on the title to real estate and other similar filings which affect the ability of the owner to transfer real estate.
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  8. Quitclaim Deeds

    A deed where the owner (grantor) of a parcel of real estate transfers his interest - whatever it may be and with no guarantees as to proper title - to a recipient (grantee). A quitclaim deed contains no title covenant and provides no warranty of title to the grantee.
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  9. Other Ownership, Use & Privacy Issues

    If it concerns real estate and doesn't fit into the other forums, it belongs here. This forum also deals with privacy issues from land you own.
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