occupying claimant – someone who claims the right under a statute to recover for the cost of improvements done to land that is later found not to belong to the person

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occupying claimant:
(1801)

1. Someone who claims the right under a statute to recover for the cost of improvements done to land that is later found not to belong to the person. [1]

1. The terminology for one who seeks recovery for improvements made by him upon premises while he was in actual occupancy thereof in the belief that he had a good title. [2]

1. The term for a person who, while occupying premises either as a tenant or in the belief that he had good title, made improvements for which he is seeking reimbursement after vacating the premises.  An action upon such a claim is maintained under statutes known as betterment acts or occupying claimant acts. [3]

 

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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