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 […]

Easements

Easements in the United States Condemnation of Easements This section examines the Condemnation of Easements subject in its related phase of trial. In some cases, other key elements related to trials, such as personal injury, business, and criminal litigation, are also addressed. […]

Zoning

Zoning in the United States Practical Information A regulation, enforced under the police power of municipalities and states and applied to the use of both lands and buildings, whereby land use is restricted to specific purposes and building construction is controlled as to type, intensity, […]

Title Insurance

Title Insurance in United States Practical Information Note: Some of this information was last updated in 1982

A contract (in U.S. law) by a title insurance company guaranteeing to make good to the beneficiary any loss, up to a fixed amount, sustained through defects in title to real […]

Government Land Use Liability

State and Local Government Land Use Liability Database This is a database related to interests in and transfers of real estate, in the following material: General Treatises, Forms, and Practice Guides. A description of this real estate database is provided below:

Full text of State and […]

Mortgages

Mortgages in the United States Legal Materials A mortgage is a loan secured by real estate. You can figure a monthly mortgage payment (i.e., do amortization calculations) at Bankrate.com. For mortgage rates, see Interest Rates in this legal Encyclopedia. For search and retrieve copies of […]

Estate Planning

Estate Planning in the United States Legal Materials FindLaw links to estate-planning information available online. To find treatises on estate planning in a particular state, see Searching the Law: The States by Francis R. Doyle (last published in 2003). The Estates, Gifts and Trusts […]

Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain in United States Eminent Domain Definition

The power to take private property for public use, whether exercised by the sovereign directly, or by one to whom the sovereign power has been delegated for qiMsi public purposes. The superior right of property subsisting in a […]

Environmental Liability

Environmental Liability in the United States Contractual Indemnifications and Releases From Environmental Liability This section examines the Contractual Indemnifications and Releases From Environmental Liability subject in its related phase of trial. In some cases, other key elements related […]

Premises Liability

Premises Liability in the United States Premises Liability and Criminal Conduct in California By Michael Paul Thomas and Christopher M. Fisher (2009). They are partners at Thomas, Fisher & Brubaker based in Orange County. Mr. Thomas is also co–author of California Premises Liability. […]

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law in the United States Most Popular Entries related to Real Estate Law Real Estate Law (in the United States) Property Law (in the United States) Real Estate Law Career (in the United States) Real Estate Law Terms (in the United States) Real Estate Law School (in the United […]

Americans With Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Code of Federal Regulations Database This is a database related to interests in and transfers of real estate, in the following material: Administrative Materials. A description of this real estate database is provided below:

Documents from the CFR that pertain to […]

Law Reviews

Law Reviews in the United States Scholarly publications sponsored by law schools. Law reviews serve as outlets for legal articles by teachers, practitioners, and judges. Editorial work and some writing are done by the best students from the sponsoring school. See citation (in U.S. law) (to […]

Condominium Law

Condominium Law in the United States Non-profit organizations can take the form of a condominium (for example, a Condominium Association). A Homeowners' Association is an organization made up of neighbors concerned with managing the common areas of a condominium complex. A Common Interest […]

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States Real Estate Investment Trusts and the State Laws Select from the list of U.S. States below for state-specific information on Real Estate Investment Trusts: Real Estate Investment Trusts in the Subject Index of the Alabama Portal Real Estate […]