Occupying Claimant Acts


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 lien therefor

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • occupying claimant — An occupant claiming right under statute to recover for improvements he has placed on the land subsequently found not to be his. See Occupying Claimant Acts …   Black'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

  • 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

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

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  • 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

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