Real Property

Real Property in the United States The term real property derives from the Anglo-French phrase propreté proprieté, which in turn came from the Latin proprietat proprietas, essentially meaning private property. Real Property Definition Something which may be held by tenure, or […]

Public Domain Laws

Public Domain Laws in the United States Free Availability of State Law It has been established in American law for nearly two centuries that public law is not subject to any party’s exclusive control, and must remain public as a matter of due process. In Wheaton v. Peters, 33 U.S. (8 […]

Heirs Property

Heirs Property in the United States Heirs Property Definition in the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act In Reforming Property Law to Address Devastating Land Loss, its author, Prof. Thomas W. Mitchell, made the following analysis: Even prior to the approval of the (Uniform Partition […]

Public Lands Rules

Public Lands Rules in the United States Public Lands Rules for Administering the Public Lands Introduction to Public Lands Rules Article IV, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution authorized Congress to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other […]

Public Domain Acquisition

Public Domain Acquisition in the United States Public Lands Acquisition of the Public Domain Introduction to Public Domain Acquisition The developing nation acquired its first public domain following the end of the American Revolution. At that time certain of the original states ceded their […]

Public Domain Disposal

Public Domain Disposal in the United States Public Lands Disposal of the Public Domain Introduction to Public Domain Disposal The first significant legislation pertaining to the disposal and use of public land came in 1776, when the Continental Congress offered land grants to induce soldiers […]

State Landlord-Tenant Statutes

State Landlord-Tenant Statutes in the United States Here are some of the key statutes pertaining to landlord-tenant law in each U.S.´state. In some states, important legal principles are contained in court opinions, not codes or statutes. Court-made law and rent stabilization—rent […]