Under California’s Civil Code, real property refers to land, and things affixed to land such as houses. (Civ. Code § 658.) When people think of “property” they may envision a large lake house or a humble home. But this is only one type of property – real property. Personal property, on the other hand, is a broad term that encompasses property rights in basically everything else. A patent is property, and so are the apples that grow on trees in someone’s back yard, and so are the pipes and plumbing that run underneath someone’s house.
But these property rights do not all fall into the same bucket. And when someone is selling a home, for instance, it’s important to know what property belongs to the seller (what are they allowed to take with them) and what belongs to the buyer (what must the sellers leave behind).
In these situations, the right attorney can make all the difference. At Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are well-versed in property law and partition actions, and are here to help you get the answers and assistance you need.