§ 47-04-01 Jurisdiction – State laws
§ 47-04-02 Classification of estates as to duration
§ 47-04-03 Estates – Classification and definition
§ 47-04-04 Estate in fee defined
§ 47-04-05 Estates tail abolished – Declared fees
§ 47-04-06 Fee tail valid as contingent limitation upon a fee
§ 47-04-07 Estate for life is freehold
§ 47-04-08 Future estate limited
§ 47-04-09 Reversion defined
§ 47-04-10 Remainder defined
§ 47-04-14 Creation of estate – Limitation
§ 47-04-19 Remainder limited on contingency
§ 47-04-20 Remainder limited to heirs of body of life tenant – Rule in Shelley’s Case abolished
§ 47-04-21 Remainder limited on estate for life or years – When effective
§ 47-04-22 Estate in fee, remainder, or reversion – Right of action
§ 47-04-23 Effect of unexecuted power
§ 47-04-24 Covenants running with the land defined
§ 47-04-25 Covenants running with the land
§ 47-04-25.1 Modification of covenants running with the land
§ 47-04-26 Covenants running with the land – Classification
§ 47-04-27 Covenants – Limitation to designated assigns
§ 47-04-28 Covenants running with the land – Owner of entire estate bound
§ 47-04-29 Covenants running with the land – Liability as holder only
§ 47-04-30 Covenants running with the land – Apportionment of benefit or burden
§ 47-04-31 Highways, railways, or rights of way – Covenants of warranty
§ 47-04-32 Covenant may not prohibit display of political signs

Terms Used In North Dakota Code > Chapter 47-04

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute means the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Person: means an individual, organization, government, political subdivision, or government agency or instrumentality. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See North Dakota Code 1-01-33