§ 34-4-1 Presumed death from absence of life tenant
§ 34-4-2 Grant for life with remainder to heirs in fee
§ 34-4-2.1 Reservation of life estate with enhanced powers
§ 34-4-3 Purported grant of estate greater than owned by grantor
§ 34-4-4 Expectant estates not dependent on precedent estates
§ 34-4-5 Bar of estates tail preserved — Defeat of expectancies provided for by grantor
§ 34-4-6 Trustee of timber land subject to life estate
§ 34-4-7 Sale or mortgage of real estate subject to contingent remainder, executory devise, or power of appointment
§ 34-4-8 Notice of petition for sale — Representation of minors and parties not ascertained
§ 34-4-9 Management of proceeds of sale — Supervision by court
§ 34-4-10 Construction of amendment to § 34-4-9
§ 34-4-11 Conveyance of contingent, executory, and future interests
§ 34-4-12 Rights against lessee in remainderman taking precedent estate by merger
§ 34-4-13 Rights of entry not defeated by descent or discontinuance
§ 34-4-14 Liability of lands for debts of tenant in tail
§ 34-4-15 Conveyance of fee simple by tenant in tail
§ 34-4-16 Conveyance by life tenant and remainderman in tail
§ 34-4-17 Barring of equitable estates tail
§ 34-4-18 Right of grantee of equitable estate tail to conveyance of legal interest
§ 34-4-19 Limitation of possibilities of reverter and rights of entry
§ 34-4-20 Possibilities of reverter and rights of entry exempt from limitation
§ 34-4-21 Limitation of restrictive covenants
§ 34-4-22 Expiration of recorded options affecting real estate
§ 34-4-23 Expiration of recorded instruments affecting real estate
§ 34-4-24 Limitation of proceedings based upon right of entry for condition broken or possibility of reverter
§ 34-4-25 Invalidity of certain restrictive covenants
§ 34-4-26 Expiration of recorded rights affecting real estate
§ 34-4-27 Title to real estate — Trusts
§ 34-4-28 Title to real estate — Trusts — Conveyance to named trust
§ 34-4-29 Governmental covenants and restrictions
§ 34-4-30 Conveyance to or by nominee trust

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 34-4

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • 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.
  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10
  • 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.
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.