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Understanding Property Law, Third Edition 2012

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Understanding Property Law is a comprehensive and authoritative treatise from our Understanding series that is suitable for use in conjunction with any Property casebook. Features include:

•   Complete coverage of all standard property topics, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, estates and future interests, marital property, land sale transactions, servitudes, nuisance, zoning, takings, and other land use issues;
•   Analysis of cutting-edge topics, such as property rights in human bodies, current takings issues, the new Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes), rights and duties of homeowners' associations, and property rights in personal names and likenesses;
•   Discussion of the policy and historical underpinnings of property law doctrines; and
•   Clear writing and detailed organization to facilitate student understanding of both basic concepts and controversial topics.

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PART ONE: INTRODUCTION

Chapter One: What Is Property?

Chapter Two: Jurisprudential Foundations of Property Law

PART II: RIGHTS IN PERSONAL PROPERTY

Chapter Three: Property Rights in Wild Animals

Chapter Four: Finders of Personal Property

Chapter Five: Gifts of Personal Property

Chapter Six: Intellectual Property

Chapter Seven: Other Personal Property Rules

PART III: ESTATES AND FUTURE INTERESTS

Chapter Eight: History of the Estates in Land System

Chapter Nine: Present Estates

Chapter Ten: Concurrent Ownership

Chapter Eleven: Marital Property

Chapter Twelve: Introduction to Future Interests

Chapter Thirteen: Future Interests Held by the Transferor

Chapter Fourteen: Future Interests Held by the Transferee

PART IV: LANDLORD AND TENANT

Chapter Fifteen: Introduction to Landlord-Tenant Law

Chapter Sixteen: Creation of the Tenancy

Chapter Seventeen: Condition of Leased Premises

Chapter Eighteen: Transfer of Leasehold Interest

Chapter Nineteen: Termination of the Tenancy

PART V: THE SALE OF LAND

Chapter Twenty: The Sales Contract

Chapter Twenty-One: Condition of the Property

Chapter Twenty-Two: The Mortgage

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Deed

Chapter Twenty-Four: Fundamentals of Land Title

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Recording System

Chapter Twenty-Six: Methods of Title Assurance

PART VI: OTHER TRANSFERS OF LAND TITLE

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Adverse Possession

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Transfer of Property at Death

PART VII: OWNERS AND NEIGHBORS

Chapter Twenty-Nine: Nuisance

Chapter Thirty: Trespass

Chapter Thirty-One: Surface, Subsurface, and Air Space Rights

PART VIII: LAND USE CONTROLS - PRIVATE

Chapter Thirty-Two: Easements

Chapter Thirty-Three: Real Covenants

Chapter Thirty-Four: Equitable Servitudes

Chapter Thirty-Five: Condominiums and Other Common Interest Communities

PART IX: LAND USE CONTROLS - PUBLIC

Chapter Thirty-Six: Fundamentals of Zoning

Chapter Thirty-Seven: Tools for Zoning Flexibility

Chapter Thirty-Eight: Modern Zoning Controversies

Chapter Thirty-Nine: Eminent Domain

Chapter Forty: Land Use Regulation and the Takings Clause

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Index