Book 5 Real property rights
Title 5.1 Ownership in general
Article 5:1 Definition 'right of ownership'
- 1. Ownership is the most comprehensive property
right that a person, the ‘owner’, can have to (in) a thing.
- 2. The owner is free to use the thing to
the exclusion of everyone else, provided that he respects the rights and
entitlements of others to the thing and observes the restrictions based
on rules of written and unwritten law.
- 3. The owner of the thing becomes the owner
of its separated fruits and benefits, except when another person is entitled
Article 5:2 Right to reclaim the thing
The owner of a thing is entitled to (re)claim it from everyone who keeps
it without a right or title.
Article 5:3 Accession
As far as the law does not provide otherwise, the owner of a thing is
the owner of all its components.