Conversion (law) - Property Subject To Conversion - Real Estate and Property Affixed Thereto

Real Estate and Property Affixed Thereto

The general rule is that an action for conversion lies only with respect to personal property, and cannot apply to real estate. The fact that personal property is annexed to realty after its conversion usually does not prevent the maintenance of an action for the conversion, although opinion on this subject remains mixed. Actions for conversion of a building, machinery attached to a building or a grain elevator have been allowed. Severance of property from real estate can be converted. Buildings can be converted. Manure can be converted.

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