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In Fee Simple

Definition - What does In Fee Simple mean?

In fee simple means that the owner of a piece of land is the complete and absolute owner, without any debate about it. In the context of the law, a person who owns land in fee simple has the full rights to its use for planting, harvesting, mining, building or any other legal activity.

Justipedia explains In Fee Simple

Land owned in fee simple is distinguished from land that is owned with conditions. A person who owns land in fee simple doesn't have to answer to anyone except the government with his/her decisions about how to use the land. However, other types of interests in land can have conditions. For example, life estates and fee tail interests are both more limiting in terms of ownership of the property. Land is commonly passed down in fee simple from one family member to another upon death.

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