All of us love the place that we own and live. We expect that this we will occupy this unless we make a deal with someone to sale our property according to our choice. But on occasions, we may find few legal complications regarding our property. It may be due to unsolved heredity problems, claims from people or matters related to government.
While facing these issues, we usually go through several property laws that are against our perceptions. Therefore, it is better to get fully awareness about all the important features of property law. It will help you get preparation for any legal problem related to your property. These laws are different according to their location and type.
Following are 6 important things related to property law and there is a possibility that you are unaware about them.
Property laws are different according to areas
There are few aspects of property law that are universal and adopted in all the countries around the world. But in fact, most of these laws related to property are quite different not only in different countries but also in different areas of a country. E.g. there are different laws in different states of USA. All these states handle private, commercial and government properties according to their specific rule of the land. The difference in this property law of various states or provinces may be due to geographical differences, local customs or political preferences.
Therefore, it is important to know the difference between property laws in different locations. It will assist land owners in case of a legal issue pertaining to their properties.
Different types of properties and their requirements
Generally, real estate properties are divided in three main types: vacant land, residential property and commercial property. Vacant land is suitable for farms and ranches. Usually, there are separate places designated for residential and commercial areas and it is not allowed to mix activities of these three areas.
All these different types of properties have their own laws and regulations. These laws have to be followed either you are purchasing a residential property in Washington or willing to get company registration in Dubai.
The prices are also different in different areas. According to the situation, one may have to cost more on vacant land as compared to residential property while the situation may be opposite in some other area. In these circumstances also, you must be aware about laws of your area according to the specific type of property or land.
Government owns private land
You live in your home comfortably without any worry as it belongs to you and no one else can take it from you without your will. But an important thing to note is that government also has rights over private property on a certain limit.
If a government plans to build a large structure (dam, road,military installation etc.) and your property is part of this project, then the government can purchase your property according to land of the law. Government may also take your land or property in other emergency situations also.
In these circumstances, private property owners don’t have much choice. They have to withdraw from their property in favor of broader or national interest. In response, the government will either pay to private owners or allocate land in separate area accordingly.
Mona is working as a content writer and business consultant in a Dubai-based consultancy firm, Riz & Mona Consultancy. She has working experience of more than 6 years as writer in business-related topics. Her career includes writing for various business and legal niches like property laws, debts, legal consultation, taxation, finance, and others.