Property Law For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 8, 2013 - Law - 384 pages
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The easy way to make sense of property law

Understanding property law is vital for all aspiring lawyers and legal professionals, and property courses are foundational classes within all law schools. Property Law For Dummies tracks to a typical property law course and introduces you to property law and theory, exploring different types of property interests—particularly "real property."

In approachable For Dummies fashion, this book gives you a better understanding of the important property law concepts and aids in the reading and analysis of cases, statutes, and regulations.

  • Tracks to a typical property law course
  • Plain-English explanations make it easier to grasp property law concepts
  • Serves as excellent supplemental reading for anyone preparing for their state's Bar Exam

The information in Property Law For Dummies benefits students enrolled in a property law course as well as non-students, landlords, small business owners, and government officials, who want to know more about the ins and outs property law.


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Introducing PropertyLaw Chapter 1 Getting the Lowdown on Property
Describing a Property Owners Rights
ConsideringProperty Ownership
Identifying Common Law Rights inReal Property
Using Airspace
Enforcing aCovenant in Equity
Enforcing Implied Reciprocal Covenants
Looking atShared and Divided Property Ownership
Distinguishing contingentandvested remainders Interpreting grantstoheirs Restricting Certain Future Estates via Common Law Rules
Governing the Relationship between Owners of Present and Future Estates
TakingaCloser Look atJoint Tenancy
Restrictingtransfers bytenants by the entirety
Terminating Concurrent Ownership by Partition
Owning Property in Marriage
Acquiring Rights by Finding and Possessing Personal Property

Invalidating covenants that restrain alienation
Giving Othersthe Right toUse Your Land Easements
Determining the Scope of Easements
Zeroing In on Zoning
Respecting Free Speech Rights
Resolving Conflicts between a Finder and the Landowner
Becoming an Owner by Adverse Possession
Actually Possessing the Property

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About the author (2013)

Alan Romero is a professor of law and Director of the Rural Law Center at the University of Wyoming College of Law. He's been teaching Property Law and related courses at various law schools since 1998.

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