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Ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property, which may be an object, land or real estate, or intellectual property. Ownership involves multiple rights, collectively referred to as title, which may be separated and held by different parties.
The process and mechanics of ownership are fairly complex: one can gain, transfer, and lose ownership of property in a number of ways. To acquire property one can purchase it with money, trade it for other property, win it in a bet, receive it as a gift, inherit it, find it, receive it as damages, earn it by doing work or performing services, make it, or homestead it. One can transfer or lose ownership of property by selling it for money, exchanging it for other property, giving it as a gift, misplacing it, or having it stripped from one's ownership through legal means such as eviction, foreclosure, seizure, or taking. Ownership is self-propagating in that the owner of any property will also own the economic benefits of that property.

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    Hello, Im am the owner of private property, an aircraft hanger based at a local airport (vic). The hanger is apart of a body corporate of which I am a member. I run a small aviation engine business from the same hanger and have done so since 2013. I have been flying at the same airport as...
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    VIC Right of Abatement – Returning pruned tree branches to owner - Trespass

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    Hi all. I am the owner of a flat, on the upper level of a double storey building. Under the concrete slab (upon which my flat 'sits') are 4 carpark spaces, ie there is no downstairs flat. I mentioned some cracks in my internal walls to the OC, and they commissioned Engineer1, who said that the...
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    NSW Private car purchase, owner didn’t disclose finance

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    WA Small business owner steals from customers and employees.

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  6. philip_rhoades

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    Just wanted to better understand the legal options for the following scenario. Require access to an easement that sits in a neighbouring property for a drainage and sewerage connection. The easement is in favour of the Water authority and local council and runs the boundary to our block. Have...
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    One Owner. Legal Agreement Between Partners?

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  10. Jax86

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