abandoned property


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abandoned property

n. property left behind (often by a tenant) intentionally and permanently when it appears that the former owner (or tenant) does not intend to come back, pick it up, or use it. Examples may include possessions left in a house after the tenant has moved out or autos left beside a road for a long period of time, to patent rights of an inventor who does not apply for a patent and lets others use his invention without protest. One may have abandoned the property of contract rights by not doing what is required by the contract. However, an easement and other land rights are not abandoned property just because of non-use. (See: abandon, abandonment)

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Working against the clock (and the better judgement of his best friend Celia) Jack slips into the abandoned property on Halloween night.
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We believed it was an abandoned property, so we lived on it,' she said.
The New York State Office of the State Comptrollers (OSC) Office of Unclaimed Funds (OUF) is responsible for the collection, custody, and return to the rightful owner(s) of abandoned property in accordance with the New York State Abandoned Property Law.
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Today, cities (2) both large and small are faced with growing amounts of abandoned property resulting from the recent collapse of the housing market.
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5, 2015) on lost and abandoned property passed under a decree by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on April 13 stipulates that anyone who finds any lost and/or abandoned property, including money, is obliged to submit it to the police within 48 hours, following which the police will issue a report.
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He has also proposed mortgagers register abandoned property on an Abandoned Property Register that his office would maintain.