héritage clos ou non clos

English translation: enclosed/unenclosed property

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French term or phrase:héritage clos ou non clos
English translation:enclosed/unenclosed property
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher

06:30 Jan 20, 2019
French to English translations [PRO]
Real Estate
French term or phrase: héritage clos ou non clos
What is this? Enclosed or unenclosed _______? property?
This is the French Civil Code which states this and this article is being quoted over a property dispute. Apparently a neighbor built some kind of opening (window/door) on their house that the neighbor next door (plaintiff) is claiming is illegal.

Not sure of the US English word that would be used for "l'héritage" in this context. It is used a couple of times.

Context:

L’article 678 du code civil dispose :

« On ne peut avoir des vues droites ou fenêtres d'aspect, ni balcons ou autres semblables saillies sur l'héritage clos ou non clos de son voisin, s'il n'y a dix-neuf décimètres de distance entre le mur où on les pratique et ledit héritage, à moins que le fonds ou la partie du fonds sur lequel s'exerce la vue ne soit déjà grevé, au profit du fonds qui en bénéficie, d'une servitude de passage faisant obstacle à l'édification de constructions.
Donovan Libring
Local time: 05:33
enclosed/unenclosed property
Explanation:
decided to post as answer
"enclosed" can be fenced off or walled off or hedged etc. but "enclosed" is a general term that covers both

Another link where both héritage and maison or propriété are mentioned

https://www.dossierfamilial.com/consommation/demarches-droit...

Of course, many US property lots are not physically "enclosed" at all by fences/hedges/walls though they are still privately owned up to the boundary lines.
Just out of curiosity, and off-topic a bit I did some reading on regulations to do with building fences etc. and these differ in the planning/zoning laws governing different areas, cities, states. See here:
https://realestate.findlaw.com/neighbors/fencing-laws-and-yo...
That also got me wondering how someone designates unenclosed land (front garden or "yard" in particular) as private, and it looks like you might have to put up signs about trespass. Hmm, give me a physical enclosure any day!

https://www.signs.com/blog/state-by-state-guide-to-no-trespa...

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Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 04:33
Grading comment
Thanks for the confirmation. It's definitely an enclosed property
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l'héritage clos ou non clos
enclosed/unenclosed property


Explanation:
decided to post as answer
"enclosed" can be fenced off or walled off or hedged etc. but "enclosed" is a general term that covers both

Another link where both héritage and maison or propriété are mentioned

https://www.dossierfamilial.com/consommation/demarches-droit...

Of course, many US property lots are not physically "enclosed" at all by fences/hedges/walls though they are still privately owned up to the boundary lines.
Just out of curiosity, and off-topic a bit I did some reading on regulations to do with building fences etc. and these differ in the planning/zoning laws governing different areas, cities, states. See here:
https://realestate.findlaw.com/neighbors/fencing-laws-and-yo...
That also got me wondering how someone designates unenclosed land (front garden or "yard" in particular) as private, and it looks like you might have to put up signs about trespass. Hmm, give me a physical enclosure any day!

https://www.signs.com/blog/state-by-state-guide-to-no-trespa...

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Note added at 7 days (2019-01-28 01:05:21 GMT) Post-grading
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Glad to have helped

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 04:33
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40
Grading comment
Thanks for the confirmation. It's definitely an enclosed property

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ben Gaia: Agree"; "héritage" can have a special meaning as a "historic property".
1 day 7 hrs
  -> Many thanks:-)
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