Contact Us

    Publications

    The Specifics Of Land Use Laws And Their Importance To Real Estate

    Laws affecting the possession and use of land fall under the land use laws umbrella. Land can be used by an individual or business without ownership, including city workers, the government, and various public entities. Land may be frequented by service workers, mail carriers, and trespassers. Every state has special rules regarding land use including zoning, trespassing, eminent domain, and easements. These laws are important when a conflict arises.

    Land Attachments

    Natural land attachments include oil, mineral deposits, and trees. Artificial attachments include fences, sidewalks and buildings.

    The Definition of Land

    Land definition is not straight forward because there is no statutory definition. The best definition is the surface owners’ rights extend downward to the center of the earth, and upwards towards the heavens. This is the translation of a Latin phrase used in the case of Corbett V Hill. The problem is that in modern society, it would not be possible to own land from the earths center to the heavens and everything in-between.

    The Landowner’s Rights

    The act of trespass is defined as any intrusion on the property of a landowner. If an individual’s tree branches are overhanging into a neighbor’s yard, the neighbor is not required to give notice before cutting the branches. Land is considered three dimensional and includes the land, the area beneath the surface, and the airspace. For any questions regarding the definition, or usage of land, a consultation with an attorney at our Palm Springs real estate law firm is recommended.

    Spread the love

    Comments are closed.

    Palm Springs

    Indian Wells

    Orange County

    San Diego

    Princeton

    New York

    Palm Springs
    1800 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Indian Wells
    74785 Hwy 111, Ste. 105
    Indian Wells, CA 92210
    Orange County
    650 Town Center Drive, Ste. 1400
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    San Diego
    121 Broadway, Suite 553
    San Diego, California 92101
    Princeton
    103 Carnegie Center Blvd., Ste. 101
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    New York
    405 Lexington Avenue, 26th Floor
    New York, New York
    Palm Springs California Law Firm