Law Of The Lava - Who Owns New "Accreted" Land? (And Other Questions)
by Robert Thomas, InverseCondemnation, December 5, 2022
Due to our 808 roots, we've been fielding a lot of questions related to the ongoing eruption of Mauna Loa on the Big Island.
It's big, it's spectacular (see video above), and (for us) it's law.
The questions (who owns "accreted" lava?, how does the NPS let the public out to see this?, what uses can be made of property covered by lava?) made us realize that we had addressed some of those issues in prior posts. So we're reposting:
Hope you find useful these things that make Hawaii property law pretty interesting at times.