in law, the term ‘land’ includes any ground, soil or earth, such as meadows, pastures, woods, moors, waters, marshes and heath; houses and other buildings upon land; the air space above land, and all mines and minerals beneath it. Rivers, lakes, ponds, and so on, are land because they are regarded as earth covered by water. The term ‘land’ also includes anything fixed to land, as well as growing trees and crops, except emblements. For the purpose of ownership, land may be divided horizontally, vertically or otherwise and either below or above the ground. So different persons may own different storeys of the same building.


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