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Who Has the Rights to Found Property?

Depending upon the classification of found property, there are different rights to each.

Four Categories of Found Property

Property that has been separated from its owner can fall into several categories depending mostly on the intent of the owner. The four major categories are: 

Rights to Property

The type of property dictates the finder's rights to it. Sometimes, someone may have rights to the property only until the actual owner of the property asks for it back. The rights for different kinds of found property are as follows: 

What Should You Do if Ownership of the Property You Found or Lost Is in Dispute?

Since the law is complex and varies by state, it may be prudent to consult a property lawyer who can help you determine what category your property might fall under.

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Last Modified: 01-28-2014 12:22 PM PST

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