____________ Unfavorable ownership allows an intruder to essentially become the owner of land when he treats the property as his own for a number of years, between five and twenty depending on the state. Learn more about an unfavorable property right in California by the California Department of Transportation. In the urban environment, a land lease is often used by department stores that want to enjoy a first-class location without having to pay large sums for the underlying property. Business expansion plans can use land leases to strategically use capital or money available to improve the country, to generate income instead of buying real estate. And landowners can generate a steady income each year and perhaps inherit any structures or improvements built in the countryside at the end of the lease. A ground lease allows a person who owns land to lease that land to another person or company. . . .