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New York’s Adverse Possession Law: An Abdication of Personal Responsibility

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  Featured, Property Law 

Gavel with Legal Texts

Throughout American history, the doctrine of adverse possession has played a role in ensuring the possession of land by those who recognized its potential and used it productively. At the same time, the doctrine penalized those who neglected their property and allowed it to fall into disrepair. However, some recent trends have limited the ability to acquire land by adverse possession. In 2008, New York joined this movement when the legislature significantly modified the adverse possession law.

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New York’s Adverse Possession Law: An Abdication of Personal Responsibility

By   /  May 12, 2013  /  Featured, Property Law 

Fence

In 2008, New York joined this movement when the legislature significantly modified the adverse possession law. This article discusses the injustice that will result from the New York changes and the decline in personal responsibility of landowners.

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Repulsed by RAP? Renewal Options are Singing a Different Tune: An Analysis of Bleecker Street Tenants Corp. v. Bleeker Jones, LLC

By   /  February 4, 2013  /  Featured, Property Law 

Lease Agreement

This Comment analyzes the court’s reasoning for exempting the entirety of lease renewal options from RAP as opposed to extending previously created doctrines. Furthermore, this Comment suggests a different reasoning that the majority could have used to quell the criticisms of the concurring and dissenting opinions.

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