Portland, OR asked in Land Use & Zoning, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Oregon

Q: I own multiple shares of Weyerhaeuser REIT. Could I be arrested for trespassing or do I have a right to access the land?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Owning shares of a real estate investment trust doesn't necessarily mean you own a particular parcel of land. (For example, if you owned 2000 share of Coca Cola stock you couldn't walk into their head quarters and demand to read the secret formula for Coca Cola.) You should have the right to inspect the trust holdings however. Why don't you just contact the administrators of the trust and ask them if you can have access? If you run into problems then contact an attorney.

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