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Forms of Property Ownership

Last Updated August 4, 2008
The manner in which a person may hold title to assets or real estate varies. Property may be held individually, jointly, or in a trust.

Sole Ownership

A person may hold property by himself. Sole ownership offers flexibility as to the management and disposition of that property. All solely owned property is considered part of the owner's estate for tax and probate purposes.

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Real Estate - Selected State Laws

AlaskaAlaska Statutes Chapter 34.20 - Mortgages And Trust Deeds
Alaska Statutes Chapter 34.55 - Uniform Land Sales Practices Act
Alaska Statutes Chapter 34.60 - Relocation Assistance And Real Property Acquisition Practices
Alaska Statutes Chapter 34.65 - Land Surveys
ArizonaArizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 2 - Estates
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 4 - Conveyances And Deeds
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 6.1 - Deeds Of Trust
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 12 - Liabilities And Duties On Property Used For Education And Recreation
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 13 - Due On Sale Clauses
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 16 - Planned Communities
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 17 - Residential Rental Property
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 18 - Homeowners' Association Dwelling Actions
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 20 - Timeshare Owners' Association And Management Act
Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 21 - Commercial Buildings Telecommunications Services
CaliforniaCalifornia Civil Code > Division 2 > Part 2 - Real Or Immovable Property
ConnecticutConnecticut General Statutes > Title 7 > Chapter 92a - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
Connecticut General Statutes > Title 47 - Land and Land Titles
Connecticut General Statutes > Title 49 - Mortgages and Liens
DelawareDelaware Code Title 25 > Chapter 1 - Deeds
Delaware Code Title 25 > Chapter 3 - Titles And Conveyances
Delaware Code Title 25 > Chapter 5 - Rule Against Perpetuities; Powers Of Appointment; Rule Against Accumulations
Delaware Code Title 25 > Chapter 11 - Boundaries
Delaware Code Title 25 > Chapter 22 - Unit Properties
Delaware Code Title 25 > Chapter 25 - Mortgaging Of Leasehold Interests
FloridaFlorida Statutes > Chapter 70 - Relief From Burdens On Real Property Rights
Florida Statutes > Chapter 689 - Conveyances of Land and Declarations of Trust
Florida Statutes > Chapter 695 - Record of Conveyances of Real Estate
Florida Statutes > Chapter 696 - Record of Contracts; Photographic Recording
Florida Statutes > Chapter 697 - Instruments Deemed Mortgages and the Nature of a Mortgage
Florida Statutes > Chapter 698 - Chattel Mortgages
Florida Statutes > Chapter 701 - Assignment and Cancellation of Mortgages
Florida Statutes > Chapter 702 - Foreclosure of Mortgages and Statutory Liens
Florida Statutes > Chapter 703 - Abstracts of Title
Florida Statutes > Chapter 712 - Marketable Record Titles to Real Property
Florida Statutes > Chapter 721 - Vacation and Timeshare Plans
Florida Regulations > Division 61B - Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes
Florida Regulations > Division 61M - Florida Mobile Home Relocation Corporation
Florida Regulations - Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission
HawaiiHawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 484 - Uniform Land Sales Practices Act
Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 501 - Land Court Registration
Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 502 - Bureau of Conveyances; Recording
Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 506 - Mortgages of Real Property or Fixtures
Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 508C - Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 508D - Mandatory Seller Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions
Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 516D - Residential Leasehold Condominiums and Cooperatives
Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 517 - Disposition of Trust Real Property
IdahoIdaho Code Title 31 > Chapter 29 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 2 - Estates In Real Property
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 6 - Transfer Of Real Property
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 7 - Acknowledgments
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 8 - Recording Transfers
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 16 - Corner Perpetuation And Filing
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 17 - Coordinate System Of Land Description
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 18 - Sale Or Disposition Of Land Located Outside The State
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 19 - Recording Of Surveys
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 22 - Underground Facilities Damage Prevention
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 28 - Psychologically Impacted Real Property
Idaho Code Title 55 > Chapter 30 - Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
IllinoisIllinois Compiled Statutes > 210 ILCS 115 - Mobile Home Park Act
Illinois Compiled Statutes > 210 ILCS 120 - Illinois Mobile Home Tiedown Act
Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 765 > Real Property
Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 765 > Plats And Surveys
Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 765 > Future Interests
Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 765 > Land Trusts
IndianaIndiana Code > Title 32 > Article 19 - Describing Real Property; Indiana Coordinate System
Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 20 - Marketable Title For Real Property
Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 21 - Conveyance Procedures For Real Property
Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 22 - Conveyance Limitations Of Real Property
Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 23 - Conveyance Of Property Interests Less Than Fee Simple
Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 30 - Causes Of Action Concerning Real Property
IowaIowa Code Title XIV > Subtitle 2 - Real Property -- Gifts
Iowa Code Chapter 589 - Real property
KansasKansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 21 - Land Patents
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 22 - Conveyances Of Land
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 26 - Townsites, Lots And Platted Lands
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 31 - Apartment Ownership Act
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 33 - Uniform Land Sales Practices Act
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 34 - Marketable Record Title Act
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 35 - Relocation Assistance For Persons Displaced By Acquisition Of Real Property
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 37 - Townhouse Ownership Act
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 58 > Article 44 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 74 > Article 42 - Kansas Real Estate Commission
Kansas Statutes > Chapter 75 > Article 28 - State Land Office And Register
MaineMaine Revised Statutes > Title 10 > Chapter 212-D - Regulation Of Residential Real Estate Settlement Agencies
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 1 - Contracts For Sale Of Real Estate
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 6-A - Working Waterfront Covenants
Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 > Chapter 7 - Conveyance Of Real Estate
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 8 - Land Installment Contracts
Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 > Chapter 10 - Unit Ownership
Maine Revised Statutes Title 33 > Chapter 11 - Register Of Deeds
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 12 - Short Form Deeds Act
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 13 - Coordinate System
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 25 - Maine Coastal Island Registry
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 28 - Solar Easements
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 28-A - Solar Rights
Maine Revised Statutes > Title 33 > Chapter 30 - Trail Easements
MarylandMaryland Code > Real Property
MassachusettsMassachusetts General Laws > Part II > Title I - Title To Real Property
MichiganMichigan Laws > Chapter 123 > Act 31 of 1948 - Building Authorities
Michigan Laws > Chapter 125 - Planning, Housing, and Zoning
Michigan Laws > Chapter 213 - Condemnation
Michigan Laws > Chapter 560 - Subdivision Control Act of 1967
Michigan Laws > Chapter 565 - Conveyances of Real Property
MinnesotaMinnesota Statutes Chapter 83 - Subdivided Lands
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 500 - Estates in Real Property
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 505 - Plats; Coordinates; Surveys
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 507 - Recording and Filing Conveyances
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 508 - Registration, Torrens
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 508A - Registration Without Court Proceedings
MissouriMissouri Laws > Title XXIX > Chapter 442 - Titles and Conveyance of Real Estate
Missouri Laws > Title XXIX > Chapter 443 - Mortgages, Deeds of Trust and Mortgage Brokers
Missouri Laws > Title XXIX > Chapter 445 - Plats
Missouri Laws > Title XXIX > Chapter 446 - Establishment and Evidence of Boundaries and Titles to Land
MontanaMontana Code Title 70 > Chapter 15 - Definitions And Kinds Of Estates In Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 16 - Rights And Obligations Incidental To Ownership In Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 16 - Rights And Obligations Incidental To Ownership In Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 17 - Servitudes, Easements, And Covenants Running With The Land
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 17 - Servitudes, Easements, And Covenants Running With The Land
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 18 - Real Property -- Accession Fixtures And Watercourses
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 18 - Real Property -- Accession Fixtures And Watercourses
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 19 - Real Property Actions Generally Limitations And Adverse Possession
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 19 - Real Property Actions Generally Limitations And Adverse Possession
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 20 - Transfer Of Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 20 - Transfer Of Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 21 - Recording Transfers And Other Transactions Relating To Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 21 - Recording Transfers And Other Transactions Relating To Real Property
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 22 - Corner Recordation Act Surveys And Coordinates
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 22 - Corner Recordation Act Surveys And Coordinates
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 31 - Relocation Assistance Fair Treatment Of Condemnees
Montana Code Title 70 > Chapter 31 - Relocation Assistance Fair Treatment Of Condemnees
Montana Code Title 71 > Chapter 2 - Pledges
Montana Code Title 71 > Chapter 2 - Pledges
NebraskaNebraska Statutes > Chapter 34 - Fences, Boundaries, And Landmarks
Nebraska Statutes > Chapter 76 - Real Property
NevadaNevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 107A - Assignment of Rents (Uniform Act)
Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 113 - Sales of Real Property
Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 119 - Sale of Subdivided Land: Licensing and Regulation
New HampshireNew Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 356-A - Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Title XLVII - Boundaries, Fences And Common Fields
New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Title XLVIII - Conveyances And Mortgages Of Realty
New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Title XLIX - Homesteads
New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Title LXIV - Planning And Zoning
New MexicoNew Mexico Statutes Chapter 42A - Condemnation Proceedings
New Mexico Statutes Chapter 47 - Property Law
New Mexico Statutes Chapter 49 - Land Grants
New YorkNew York Laws - Multiple Dwelling
New York Laws - Multiple Residence
New York Laws - Real Property
New YorkNew York Laws > Multiple Dwelling
New York Laws > Multiple Residence
New York Laws > Real Property
North CarolinaNorth Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 38 - Boundaries
North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 38A - Landowner Liability
North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 39 - Conveyances
North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 39A - Transfer Fee Covenants Prohibited
North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 41 - Estates
North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 43 - Land Registration
North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 47B - Real Property Marketable Title Act
North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 47F - North Carolina Planned Community Act
North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 47H - Contracts for Deed
North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 161 - Register of Deeds
North DakotaNorth Dakota Code > Chapter 43-23.1 - Subdivided Lands Disposition Act
North Dakota Code > Chapter 43-23.2 - Real Estate Education Fund
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-04 - Estates in Real Property
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-06 - Real Estate Title by Occupancy and Accession
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-10 - Real Property Transfers
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-10.1 - Agricultural Land Ownership by Aliens
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-19 - Record Title
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-19.1 - Marketable Record Title
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-20.1 - Survey and Corner Recordation Act
North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-20.2 - Plane Coordinates
OhioOhio Code > Title 53
OregonOregon Statutes > Title 9 - Mortgages and Liens
Oregon Statutes > Chapter 91 - Tenancy
Oregon Statutes > Chapter 92 - Subdivisions and Partitions
Oregon Statutes > Chapter 93 - Conveyancing and Recording
Oregon Statutes > Chapter 94 - Real Property Development
Rhode IslandRhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-2. Capacity to Hold Real Estate
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-4. Estates in Real Property
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-8. Rhode Island Coordinate System
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-9. Boundary Line Determination
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-17. Fixtures
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-27.2. The Rhode Island Construction Trust Act
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-38. Regulation of Out of State Real Estate Sales and Dispositions
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-39. Conservation and Preservation Restrictions on Real Property
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-39.1. The Holders of Low and Moderate Income Housing Restrictions Act
Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-43. Insurance on Multi-Unit Dwellings in Providence
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 2 - Coordinate System For Defining Location Of Points Within State
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 3 - Limitation On Liability Of Landowners
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 5 - Estates And Construction Of Documents Creating Estates
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 7 - Form And Execution Of Conveyances
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 11 - Confirmation Of Titles
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 13 - Property Ownership By Aliens
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 15 - Catawba Indian Lands
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 16 - The Catawba Indian Claims Settlement Act
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 29 - Uniform Land Sales Practice Act
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 31 - Horizontal Property Act
South Carolina Code > Title 27 > Chapter 41 - Undertenants of Life Tenants
South DakotaSouth Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 7 - Estates In Real Property
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 8 - Present Estates In Real Property
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 9 - Future Estates In Real Property
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 10 - Real Property Trusts
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 11 - Real Property Powers
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 12 - Real Property Covenants
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 14 - Rights Of Occupants And Settlers
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 16 - Land Boundaries, Monuments And Subsurface Rights
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 17 - Water Boundaries And Riparian Lands
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 18 - Land Surveys
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 19 - Township Surveys And Landmarks
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 20 - Perpetuation Of Survey Corners
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 21 - Survey And Recording Of Plats
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 22 - South Dakota Coordinate System
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 25 - Deeds And Conveyances
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 27 - Names Of Farms, Ranches And Homes
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 28 - Recording Of Instruments
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 29 - Title Defects Cured By Lapse Of Time
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 30 - Marketable Title To Real Estate
South Dakota Laws > Title 43 > Chapter 33 - Fixtures To Land
TennesseeTennessee Code > Title 66 > Chapter 4 - Contracts to Convey Real Property
Tennessee Code > Title 66 > Chapter 6 - Tennessee Coordinate System
Tennessee Code > Title 66 > Chapter 8 - Redemption of Real Estate Sold for Debt
TexasTexas Property Code > Title 11 - Restrictive Covenants
Texas Property Code > Title 12 > Chapter 221 - Texas Timeshare Act
Texas Property Code 222.001 - Short Title
UtahUtah Code > Title 57 - Real Estate
Utah Code > Title 61 > Chapter 2 - Division of Real Estate
VermontVermont Statutes > Title 1 > Chapter 17 - Vermont Coordinate System
Vermont Statutes > Title 10 > Chapter 153 - Mobile Home Parks
Vermont Statutes > Title 11 > Chapter 14 - Cooperative Housing Ownership Act
Vermont Statutes > Title 27 > Chapter 1 - Estates In Real Property
Vermont Statutes > Title 27 > Chapter 5 - Conveyance of Real Estate
Vermont Statutes > Title 27 > Chapter 7 - Property Held for Religious, Fraternal Or Charitab
Vermont Statutes > Title 27 > Chapter 9 - Property Extending Into Lake Champlain
Vermont Statutes > Title 27 > Chapter 17 - Filing of Land Plats
VirginiaVirginia Code Title 15.2 > Chapter 19 - Condemnation
Virginia Code > Title 41.1 - Land Office
Virginia Code Title 54.1 > Chapter 23.3 - Common Interest Communities
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 17 - Virginia Coordinate System
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 19 - Subdivided Land Sales Act
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 21 - The Virginia Real Estate Time-Share Act
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 24 - Virginia Real Estate Cooperative Act
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 26 - Property Owners' Association Act
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 27.2 - Real Estate Settlements
Virginia Code Title 55 > Chapter 29 - Common Interest Community Management Information Fund
West VirginiaWest Virginia Code > Chapter 24E - Statewide Addressing and Mapping
West Virginia Code > Chapter 37 - Real Property
WisconsinWisconsin Statutes > Platting Lands

 

Questions & Answers: Real Estate

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