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Do You Own The Space Above Your House?

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos means “whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell.” This property right principle asserts that a person who owns a particular piece of land owns everything directly above and below that piece of land, no matter the distance, [...]

4 BR, 2 BA, 1 Ghost: What the Law Says About Selling Haunted Houses

My girlfriend and I have been watching FX’s new horror-drama American Horror Story for the last few weeks (we agree that it’s OK, and any shortcomings are made up for by the presence of Mrs. Coach Taylor and Ruth Fisher). In just a few episodes, it’s been made very clear to the audience that numerous people [...]

Acid Park

Vollis Simpson built a collection of what he calls “whirlygigs” on his property in Wilson, North Carolina, that came to be known as Acid Park. According to an urban legend, Simpson’s daughter died in a car wreck while on LSD and the whirlygigs are her drug-induced visions as interpreted by her father. None of this [...]

Get Your Own McMansion For $16

Why buy a house when you can simply take it? And it’s legal, too! Kenneth Robinson found a loophole in the law that enables him to claim abandoned property for a few mere bucks in filing fee: The home was in foreclosure, and the owner abandoned the property. That’s when Robinson swooped in and, after submitting [...]

World’s Smallest Apartment on Sale in Rome

World’s Smallest Apartment on Sale in Rome – A former porter’s closet measuring five square metres (55 sq ft) has gone on the market in Rome at £43,000. The property, which is being described as the world’s smallest apartment, lies in the heart of the Italian capital, which has become of the world’s most expensive [...]

Farting pig sparks gas leak emergency

15 firefighters rushed to a property in Victoria, Australia on Tuesday night following reports of a gas leak. What they found instead was a 120-ki…

Haunted rentals: advertising a ghostly room

In the housing market homeowners and property managers do their best to attract renters to their advertisements including a growing trend to claim…

Killer Rabbits

For weeks, Armando Del Manso found dead snakes with teeth marks on his property near Cairns, Australia. He assumed his dog was killing the snakes until he saw two rabbits killing another snake! “We were watching from the veranda with a spotlight, and I thought, who is going to believe this, they’ll think I’m crazy.” He said [...]