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Property Law For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-50322-5
384 pages
January 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Property Law 7

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Property Law 9

Chapter 2: Defi ning Property in Legal Terms 15

Chapter 3: Considering Property Ownership 23

Part II: Understanding Real Property Rights 35

Chapter 4: Identifying Common Law Rights in Real Property 37

Chapter 5: Adjusting Rights by Private Agreement: Covenants 55

Chapter 6: Giving Others the Right to Use Your Land: Easements 79

Chapter 7: Zeroing In on Zoning 103

Chapter 8: Recognizing the Limits of Public Regulation 113

Part III: Looking at Shared and Divided Property Ownership 131

Chapter 9: Dividing Ownership over Time: Estates 133

Chapter 10: Sharing Property: Concurrent Ownership 159

Chapter 11: Owning Property in Marriage 181

Chapter 12: Leasing Property: Landlord-Tenant Law 191

Part IV: Acquiring and Transferring Property Rights 217

Chapter 13: Acquiring Rights by Finding and Possessing Personal Property 219

Chapter 14: Becoming an Owner by Adverse Possession 233

Chapter 15: Contracting to Sell Land 249

Chapter 16: Conveying Title by Deeds 273

Chapter 17: Recording Title 295

Chapter 18: Mortgaging Real Property 311

Part V: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 19: Ten Notable Property Cases 329

Chapter 20: Ten Common Mistakes in Applying Property Law 339

Chapter 21: Ten Property Subjects Commonly Tested in Bar Exams 347

Index 351

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