Real property is that property which consists of:
- land and buildings;
- things that are attached to land or buildings (fixtures);
- rights related to the ability to use and access land, such as easements and covenants;
- charges against land, such as mortgages and liens; and
- rights to use land, such as common rights and tenancies;
Real property differs from personal property in that, for the most part, it cannot be moved easily, if at all.
Not all real property rights are tangible, and often merely describe the use which may be made of property rather than tangible land itself. However, intangible rights related to real property, such as a right-of-way, are still treated as real property and not as intangible property such as intellectual property as in all cases, they are still attached to land.