occupying claimant


occupying claimant
An occupant claiming right under statute to recover for improvements he has placed on the land subsequently found not to be his.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • occupying claimant — The terminology for one who seeks recovery for improvements made by him upon premises while he was in actual occupancy thereof in the belief that he had a good title …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Occupying Claimant's Acts — Statutes which provide a recovery by an occupying claimant, since dispossessed by the true owner, for improvements made by him while he was in actual occupancy of the premises in the belief that he had good title. 27 Am J1st Improv § 6 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Occupying Claimant Acts — Statutes providing for the reimbursement of a bona fide occupant and claimant of land, on its recovery by the true owner, to the extent to which lasting improvements made by him have increased the value of the land, and generally giving him a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • betterment acts — Statutes which provide that a bona fide occupant of real estate making lasting improvements in good faith shall have a lien upon the estate recovered by the real owner to the extent that his improvements have increased the value of the land. Also …   Black's law dictionary

  • betterment acts — Statutes which provide that a bona fide occupant of real estate making lasting improvements in good faith shall have a lien upon the estate recovered by the real owner to the extent that his improvements have increased the value of the land. Also …   Black's law dictionary

  • act — Verb: To perform; to fulfill a function, to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will. Holt v Middlebrook (CA4 Va) 214 F2d 187, 52 ALR2d 1043. To simulate: to perform on stage,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • betterment — An improvement to realty which is more extensive than an ordinary repair, and which increases in some substantial degree the value of the property. See occupying claimant acts …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • betterment acts — See occupying claimant acts …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • melioration — The equitable doctrine which recognizes the right of compensation for improvements made by an occupying claimant. 27 Am J1st Improv § 26. A betterment; a permanent improvement made upon land. It is a maxim suggested by nature, that reparations… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • occupancy — Possession in fact. The use of premises. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 895. The taking possession of those things which before belonged to nobody. 42 Am J1st Prop § 34. In reference to the rights of an occupying claimant:–such an occupancy as under the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary