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Property Problems- Tips please

Property Problems- Tips please
« on: May 06, 2009, 12:34:22 PM »
My test for Property will consist of problems.
Example: O conveys Blackacre to A for life, remained to B and her heirs.  B then dies intestate without heirs.  A then dies.  Who owns Blackacre?

I'm obviously going through my outline and working out the problems, but does anyone have any advice/tips for the test day?  We are allowed to bring in our notes and book.

Thanks!

Re: Property Problems- Tips please
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 02:45:58 PM »
When is it?

It's important to show your work on those problems, so get in the habit of writing it all out like, "The words of purchase 'to A' denote A as the grantee of the estate. The words of limitation 'for life' denote a life estate. There are no other words of limitation in the conveyance, therefore A takes possession."
Then do the same with the future interests and the rest.

Take one interest at a time, working from left to right with no skipping around, and you should be good.

And have fun with the rule against perpetuities! I find drawing a timeline helps with those.

Re: Property Problems- Tips please
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 09:53:07 AM »
The test is next Thursday. Thanks for the tips!