Land, do you own it all?

March 16, 2007 12:54am CST
If you own a piec e of land, do you own it all the way down to the center of the earth?
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@im_anna (718)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
we don't really "own" a particular land. Wonder why we're paying taxes?
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• Oman
5 Apr 07
Depends on the law of the country you live in. But generally, if you can prove that something was found underground (no matter how deep) below land you own... like diamonds, it's yours. Try diggin past a kilometer though!
@asmurthy (2464)
• India
19 Mar 07
When you 'own' land it depends. The ownership rights are broken up into 'surface' rights and 'sub-surface' rights. The owner of the sub-surface rights depend on the legal rights granted by the state since ownership of land is regulated by the government. By the way, if you can lose your property for 'failure to pay taxes' then you do not own the land.