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Definition of the noun Affirmative Waste
What does Affirmative Waste mean as a name of something?
- [property law] Any structural change made to an estate in land that intentionally or negligently causes harm to the estate or depletes its resources, unless this depletion is a continuation of a pre-existing use.
- synonym: voluntary waste
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by Catherine Glaze
Affirmative waste is an affirmative act, such as destruction of property or depletion of natural resources. Ameliorative waste is a major change to the property. At common law, the tenant was liable even if the change increased the property's ...
by Bryan A. Garner
“Affirmative waste as a concept stems from early English common-law concern that the interests in land held by reversioners or remaindermen be protected from depredations by life tenants.” McMahon v. Eke-Nweke, 503 F.Supp.2d 598,604 ...
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Affirmative waste Meaning
Video shows what affirmative waste means. Any structural change made to an estate in land that intentionally or negligently causes harm to the estate or ...