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 How much of your Land do you actually own? (3)

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How much of your Land do you actually own?

You know the dimensions of your property...only in feet squared. How high in the air do you own. Probably none of it. So it would be safe to say... a man cruising around your backyard on a hover craft floating only inches from the ground would have all the right to be there? You dont own the sky.

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No man in the US owns any land!

Men only own the responsibilty of the taxes for land. The government owns the land; men must pay taxes to utilize land. And men who pay taxes to utilize land are mere renters.

Side: Ownership of land is not personal
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You own the land surface and the land underground and the air space above your land. You can construct underground rooms, and sky scrapers to any deapth or height and this would not be a violation of your rights as owner. This is the legal position.

If a person is merely transiting casually over your land, and you have no reason to believe that he is creating an "easement " over your land then you can not object to that. but you can raise objections to someone using the air space above your land.

For example, if some one in your neighbouring - adjacent land constructs a house which has a balcony which is designed to go over your land, then he is violiating your ownership. Similarly, if someone digs in an adjacent plot and then digs from the underground to under your land, then he is violating.

The only ones who would have the right of easement over your land ( since no one objected to them for so many years ) are the airlines who fly their airoplanes high above your land. Technically they are violating your rights, but they have got the right of easement to do so.

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"...If a person is merely transiting casually over your land, and you have no reason to believe that he is creating an "easement " over your land then you can not object to that."

Seriously? No "trespassing" laws are violated even if I have a fence and the land is posted as such?

What are my protections if he injures himself on my land through no fault of my own and he sues me?

Very interesting!

Side: Ownership of land is not personal