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The easy way to make sense of property law
Understanding property law is vital for all aspiring lawyers andlegal professionals, and property courses are foundational classeswithin all law schools. Property Law For Dummies tracks to atypical property law course and introduces you to property law andtheory, exploring different types of propertyinterests—particularly "real property."
In approachable For Dummies fashion, this book gives you abetter understanding of the important property law concepts andaids in the reading and analysis of cases, statutes, andregulations.
- Tracks to a typical property law course
- Plain-English explanations make it easier to grasp property lawconcepts
- Serves as excellent supplemental reading for anyone preparingfor their state's Bar Exam
The information in Property Law For Dummies benefitsstudents enrolled in a property law course as well as non-students,landlords, small business owners, and government officials, whowant to know more about the ins and outs property law.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
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