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Understanding property law

Title
Understanding property law / by John Sprankling.
ISBN
9781531021245
1531021247
9781531021252
Edition
Fifth edition.
Publication
Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2023]
Copyright Notice Date
©2023.
Physical Description
xx, 783 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary
"Understanding Property Law is a comprehensive and authoritative treatise designed for law students who are taking the standard first-year course on property. It (1) explains the basic principles of property law in the United States and (2) discusses the policy concerns and historical currents that shape this law. The goal of the book is simple: to help students understand property law. It is suitable for use with any casebook. This book provides complete coverage of all standard topics covered in the basic property course, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, intellectual property, estates and future interests, cotenancies, marital property, sales transactions, mortgages, easements, covenants, servitudes, nuisances, eminent domain, zoning, takings, and other land use issues. In addition, the book analyzes cutting-edge issues in modern property law, such as rights in human body parts, current takings issues, judicial reactions to the Restatement (Third) of Property: servitudes, rights and duties of homeowners associations, and rights in personal names and likenesses. Its clear writing and detailed organization help students understand both basic concepts and controversial issues. Thousands of law students across the nation have succeeded in their property classes by using this book"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Sprankling, John G., 1950- Understanding property law. Fifth edition. Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2023]
Other editions
Sprankling, John G., 1950- Understanding property law. Fourth edition. Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, [2017]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
December 13, 2022
Series
Carolina Academic Press understanding series.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
What is "property"?
Jurisprudential foundations of property law
Property rights in wild animals
Finders of personal property
Gifts of personal property
Intellectual property
Other personal property rules
History of estates in land system
Present estates
Concurrent ownership
Marital property
Introduction to future interests
Future interests held by the transferor
Future interests held by the transferee
Introduction to landlord-tenant law
Creation of the tenancy
Condition of leased premises
Transfer of leasehold interest
Termination of the tenancy
The sales contract
Condition of the property
The mortgage
The deed
Fundamentals of land title
The recording system
Methods of title assurance
Adverse possession
Transfer of property at death
Nuisance
Trespass
Surface, subsurface, and airspace rights
Easements
Real covenants
Equitable servitudes
Condominiums and other common interest communities
Fundamentals of zoning
Tools for zoning flexibility
Modern land use controversies
Eminent domain
Land use regulation and the takings clause.
Genre/Form
Textbooks.
Study guides.
Citation

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