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Property & Real Estate Law

Property connotes dominion or right of use, control, and disposition which one may lawfully exercise over things, objects, or land. There are two types of property, namely, real property and personal property. Real property refers to land which includes not only the face of the earth but everything of a permanent nature over or under it. This also includes structures and minerals. However, for the most part, provinces or states have exclusive jurisdiction over the land within their borders, and their laws concerning the kind of interests that can be held and how they are created is not subject to Federal law.

Canada

Property (Jurist Canada)

This page offers syllabi, readings lists and/or links to relevant on-line materials and resources. Includes materials on 'Property' by Professor William Flanagan, Queen's University Faculty of Law (1998-99); 'Real Property by Professor Douglas Harris, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law (Winter, 2002); 'Land Titles' by Professor Bruce Ziff, University of Alberta Faculty of Law (2001); 'Property' by Professor Bruce Ziff, University of Alberta Faculty of Law (2001-02).
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

Duhaime's Canadian Real-Estate Law Centre

This site is a collection of law pages on the topics of concern to real estate buyers, sellers and real estate agents.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

Australia

Property Law

From Lexis/Nexis Australia, this site includes background information, full-text legislation and case law.
Date Last Visited: February 26, 2005

United States

Real Estate Transactions: An Overview (Cornell Legal Information Institute)

Presents an overview of the real estate law involving transactions, with emphasis on the U.S. Federal and state law.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

This site, hosted by the American Bar Association, provides various articles and materials dealing with real property, probate and trust law. Publications include 'Probate & Property Magazine', 'Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal', books and media, CLE materials, and Information Committee reports. Also contains a section on related listservs and web sites.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

Landlord-Tenant Law: An Overview (Cornell Legal Information Institute)

Provides an overview of the legal relationship between a landlord and tenant which is grounded in both contract and property law. Certain landlord and tenant issues are discussed, with primary focus on U.S. law.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

Internet Directories

FindLaw : Legal Subjects : Property Law

Contains a comprehensive list of resources, forums and sites pertaining to property law.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

CataLaw : Legal Topics : Property Law

Provides a comprehensive list of sites, arranged in one uniform and universal meta-index, dealing with real property and personal property law.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007

Hieros Gamos : Property Law

Provides links to sources of real estate law and property transactions. The U.S. law links contain the Federal Fair Housing Act, Fannie Mae, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, state property law statutes. Real estate transaction materials from the Cornell Law School and the Real Estate Network are also included. Links to countries are provided for Australia, Canada, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and Vietnam. Contains additional links to organizations involved with property law.
Date Last Visited:January 26, 2007