Property in General – Chapter 1 of 21 GCA “Real Property”. | Land Portal

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This Chapter defines property and ownership in general and contains various rules regarding the property of land, fixtures and wild animals. This Act defines “ownership”, “property”, “real property” “land” and “appurtenances” and contains rules relative to ownership of real property. The Act also contains a clause on the ownership of wild animals. The Act declares that animals wild by nature are the subject of ownership, while living, only when on the land of the person claiming them, or when tamed, or taken and held in possession, or disabled and immediately pursued. The Act prescribes who may own property and at which conditions and declares that the government of Guam is the owner of all land below tidewater, and below ordinary high-water mark, bordering on tidewater within Guam; of all land below the water of a navigable lake or stream; of all property lawfully appropriated by it to its own use; of all property dedicated to the government; and of all property of which there is no other owner. Basic matters of ownership here regulated include limitations on ownership, types of ownership, ownership rights others than full ownership, conditions of ownership, termination of ownership, etc. Some rules concern ownership of real property by aliens.

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Guam Compiler of Laws

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Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.


Guam is a presidential democracy. Guam is a self-governing unincorporated territory of the US.


Source: CIA World Factbook

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