Legal estate

LEGAL ESTATE. One, the right to which may be enforced in a court of law. It is distinguished from an equitable estate, the rights to which can be established only in a court of equity. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1688.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Legal estate documents are filed and notarized but not set in stone.
As a demand for the conveyance of the legal estate had been made, it was submitted that the Court should order the transfer of the legal title pursuant to clause 10 of the declarations of trust as well as making an order under section 12(1) of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (the M 996 Act') that an entitlement of occupation of Parkgate Road vested in Rollerteam.
It may be possible to do some legal estate planning to move assets out of the estate to avoid a full spend-down before qualifying for Medicaid.
Bosses behind Atkins Financial Solutions, Needham Insurance and Legal Estate Planning are hoping their move to adjoining office suites at Hollybush House, Bond Gate, Nuneaton, will mean greater opportunities to save time and money for clients and help them plan for the future more effectively.
There is perhaps no way to gain greater control over our assets than to implement time-proven, legal estate planning strategies such as personal trusts.
The appellate court disagreed, noting that zoning ordinances regulate the use of property, not the nature of the legal estate. The court found that owner-occupation and tenant-occupation were not different property uses when a single family actually occupied the residence in either case.
Usually, a lease creates a legal estate in land binding both the landlord and his successors.
The subject of "the Russian peasantry" is a bit of a conundrum, since this was a legal estate in pre-revolutionary Russia.
A legal estate in land can be registered in the names of up to four people, and it was four of you who bought.
It is a proper legal estate, complete with feudal rights that include 4,000 herring and three cows per annum - but not a peerage or a seat in the House of Lords.