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To touch or to lie next to. The term is used in property to determine the obligations of a homeowner or the municipality.


Next to, touching, contiguous. Typically arises in the context of whether property owners have a duty to clean snow, ice, and debris from

the sidewalks abutting their property.
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argued, among other things, that because the majority of the flag abutted Callanan's property, Callanan was liable to the plaintiff, but the court disagreed, holding that the plaintiff did not fall on a portion of the sidewalk abutting Callanan's property (see id.
If the exception was meant to apply only where there are abutting buildings on both sides, the text would have been written differently.
Given the moderate marine climate in Portland and Seattle, it is not unusual for power line visibility from abutting homes to be fully or partly obscured by trees.
Germain introduced a proposal to allow property owners who have sidewalks abutting their rear-lot lines to apply for a hardship exemption to the snow-removal ordinance.
The Keetons contended they were entitled to a share of the vacated right-of-way because of an Alabama statute that, since being amended in 2004, provided that "upon vacation of a right-of-way, title and all public rights, including the right to close the street, alley, or highway vacated, shall vest in the abutting landowners" The common law prior to the 2004 amendment was that all the land constituting a dedicated right-of-way should be restored, upon vacation, to a landowner whose predecessors in title had owned all the property compromising the right-of-way before its dedication.
In contrast, the commissioner added, there are many corner lots in the city that have 200 feet or more of sidewalks, and in most instances one side of the lot is not used by the abutting property owner.
Prices can vary greatly, depending on the location of the land, the availability or unavailability of development rights from multiple abutting sites and the permitted floor area.
After going through the original data files and adding four subject properties not used in the original study and comparable sales not required for the original study's analytical method, the number of observations in the current study grew to 712, including 300 subject properties abutting an HVTL.
WORCESTER - A move is in the works on the City Council to provide relief from the requirements of the city's snow-removal ordinance to those property owners or occupants who have sidewalks abutting their rear-lot lines.
Paul Friedberg Partners, LLC, will include rolling lawns with trees abutting a glass parapet, Ipe wood decking and black slate pavers.