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The Law of Abandonment and the Passing of Property in Trash
Singapore Academy of Law Journal
  • Cheng Lim SAW, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-2011
Abstract

This article examines the law of abandonment – primarily in the context of rubbish disposal – from a comparative perspective. It will, in particular, consider whether the owner of moveable property can, in theory, divest himself of ownership rights therein by simply abandoning the chattel in question, and whether the common law recognises such a concept of (unilateral) divesting abandonment. Additionally, the article will examine how, if at all, the notion of abandonment – as it is understood and applied in relation to physical property – may also operate in the realm of intangible property.

Citation Information
Cheng Lim SAW. "The Law of Abandonment and the Passing of Property in Trash" Singapore Academy of Law Journal Vol. 23 (2011) p. 145-175 ISSN: 0218-2009
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cheng_lim_saw/19/