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I wonder what happens to the property that is completely consumed by the lava? Is it just a total loss for the land owner/homeowner? There seems to be little chance of rebuilding.
I've wondered about that too - especially the situations where the property is not engulfed, but instead is surrounded by a lava field so that the home is inaccessible.
Once the lave has solidified and cooled down it's possible to build houses or roads on it. The landowner has the same land they had before, just a few meters higher and a lot harder.