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Urban Land Tenure and Property Rights in Developing Countries : A review - Geoffrey Payne

Urban Land Tenure and Property Rights in Developing Countries

A review

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9781853394003
Number Of Pages: 80

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Urban land markets exert a major impact upon the ability of lower income groups to obtain access to adequate shelter and services. When they do not function well, the poor suffer more than anybody else.
The attempt to impose inappropriate tenure systems has resulted in the wholesale exclusion of vast numbers of people from access to legally sanctioned settlement, usually no fault of their own. In many cities of the developing world, half of more of the entire population live in some form of unauthorized settlement. Not only does this expose them to permanent insecurity, but it also denies them access to formal credit and services. Systems of land tenure, and government tenure policies, are therefore central to attempts to establish and maintain efficient and equitable urban housing markets.
This review surveys the extensive international literature on the subject. It proposes a typology which includes statutory customary and unauthorized tenure systems, as a basis for assessing existing problems and formulating appropriate policies. It concludes with recommendations for improving tenure security which maximize benefits to the poor and minimize market distortion.

Introductionp. 1
Systems of land tenure and property rightsp. 3
National policy issuesp. 11
Property rights in extra-legal settlementsp. 30
The improvement of traditional tenure arrangementsp. 39
Conclusionsp. 46
An outline typology of land tenure and property rightsp. 52
Glossary of termsp. 55
Bibliographyp. 58
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ISBN: 9781853394003
ISBN-10: 1853394009
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.85 x 20.96  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.32