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Unformatted text preview: by the current owner of the land. PROPERTY AND MORTGAGES A boy working for a chimney sweeper found a jewel in
a flue that he was cleaning. He gave it to a goldsmith
for valuation and when he returned he was given an
imitation of the original jewel. The goldsmith refused
to return the jewel on the grounds that the boy was
not the true owner, but only a finder. As such, he had
no property in the jewel or title to sue. CHAPTER 33 Armory v Delamirie (1722) 1 Strange 505 BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS AND THE LAW PART 6 852 Continued
ISSUE: Is the owner of land entitled to possessory title
to the money found in the house due to control over
the house and land?
DECISION: In the absence of evidence that any of the
claimants knew of the box prior to the discovery, the
current owner was entitled to ownership. C02
FIGURE 33.1 COMMENT: If the owner or occupier of land can
demonstrate clear intention to exercise control over
everything on or under the land, or in or on the
building, possessory ownership of anything found on
the land will belong to...
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