Grab Law

Grab Law

State statutory provisions and common-law principles that govern the aggressive use of legal and equitable remedies, such as attachment and Garnishment, by creditors to collect payment from debtors.

State laws governing debtor and creditor transactions emphasize the importance of prompt action by creditors to ensure payment of the debtor's outstanding debts. For example, the first creditor to attach the debtor's property is most likely to be paid. The quicker the creditor acts to seize or "grab" the debtor's assets, the greater the chance the creditor's claims will be satisfied. As a result, grab law has come to designate aggressive, but legal, methods used by creditors to enforce their rights to payment against delinquent debtors.

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The Valencian government passed the LRAU (or land grab law) in 1994 to protect local interests when developments are built.
"When the so-called Valencia Land Grab law was passed, which allowed developers to reclassify the land on which their houses were built and charge customers accordingly, people got cold feet about buying in that part of Spain.
The plan - drawn up under controversial legislation dubbed "land grab law" by British expats - is expected to involve compulsory purchase of some properties.