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Acquiring title to additions or improvements to
real property as a result of the annexation of fixtures or the accretion of
alluvial deposits along the banks of steams.
The right to use the open space above a
property, usually allowing the surface to be used for anther purpose.
A right, privilege, or improvement belonging to,
and passing with, land, “runs with the land.”
People’s desire for one area over another, based
on a number of factors such as history, reputation, convenience, scenic beauty,
The concept of land ownership that includes
ownership of all rights to the land possession, control within the law,
enjoyment, exclusion, and disposition.
Bundle of legal rights
See personal property.
Growing crops, such as corn, that are produced
annually through labor and industry; also called fructus industrials
an item of personal property that has been
converted to real property by being permanently affixed to the realty.
Any structure, usually privately owned, erected
on a site to enhance the value of the property (e.g., building a fence or a
driveway). (2) A publicly owned structure added to or benefiting land (e.g., a
curb, sidewalk, street, or sewer).
The earth’s surface, extending downward to the
center of the earth and upward infinitely into space, including things
permanently attached by nature, such as trees and water.
Dwellings that are built off site and trucked to
a building lot where they are installed or assembled.
A lack or uniformity; dissimilarity. Because no
two parcels of land are exactly alike, real estate is said to be
Items, called chattels, that do not fit into the
definition of real property; movable objects
Land; a portion of the earth’s surface extending
downward to the center of the earth and upward infinitely into space, including
all things permanently attached to it, whether naturally or artificially.
The interests, benefits, and rights inherent in
real estate ownership.
Changing an item of real estate to personal
property by detaching it from the land (e.g., cutting down a tree).
The personal preference of people for one area
over another, not necessarily based on objective facts and knowledge.
Ownership rights in a parcel of real estate to
the water, minerals, gas oil and so forth that lie beneath the surface of the
Ownership rights in a parcel of real estate that
are limited to the surface of the property and do not include the air above it
(air rights) or the minerals below the surface (subsurface rights).
An article installed by a tenant under the term
of a lease and removable by the tenant before the lease expires.
common law rights held by owners of land
adjacent to rivers, lakes, or oceans; includes restrictions on those rights and