Property is considered abandoned when the owner leaves behind the property with the intent to give up ownership completely. The fate and legal ownership of the property after abandonment varies depending on the state in ... More »

To find abandoned properties for sale, locate any abandoned property of interest and visit the county recorder's office to search for the name of the owner or lien holder. Contact that person, business or bank and inquir... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

Find out if a property is abandoned by speaking to neighbors or other residents to determine if anyone lives in the property, then search country records to find the owner and contact him directly. Another method is to c... More » Business & Finance Real Estate

A notice of intent to lien is a notice that warns a property owner, contractor or other applicable parties that a mechanics lien is set to be filed unless payment due is made within the designated period, zlien states. T... More » Government & Politics Law

A deed-on-death transfer is set up so that the beneficiary of the property does not take ownership of the property until the owner's death, subsequently eliminating the need for probate altogether, the American Bar Assoc... More »

Primary differences between tenants in common and joint tenants involve the percentage of ownership of a property and what happens to that percentage when an owner dies, according to The Law Dictionary. In the case of jo... More » Government & Politics Law

The law of abandonment of personal property applies when an owner intentionally forfeits ownership of items other than real property, explains LegalMatch. In general, common law follows the "finders, keepers" rule - a pe... More »