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Forget privatisation: the Land Registry needs blockchain

Forget privatisation: the Land Registry needs blockchain | Property Rights | Scoop.it
In March, the Conservative government announced its intention to sell off the Land Registry, triggering a massive wave of protests. A petition against the move gathered more than 300,000 signatures, while 65 MPs signed a letter calling on the government to abandon the controversial plans.
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Swallowed by a coal mine: the village that disappeared

Swallowed by a coal mine: the village that disappeared | Property Rights | Scoop.it
nationalization of land in Romania during the communist years meant many Runcurel villagers no longer have property deeds and titles and could not prove ownership.
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Woman tells of agony in land ownership dispute

Woman tells of agony in land ownership dispute | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Woman tells of agony in land ownership dispute
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Australia forces sales of foreign-owned houses

Australia forces sales of foreign-owned houses | Property Rights | Scoop.it
The Australian government has ordered the sale of residential properties bought in breach of foreign ownership laws.
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Regulatory Capture: Is this what's wrong with Vancouver City Hall?

Regulatory Capture: Is this what's wrong with Vancouver City Hall? | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Regulatory capture is a form of political corruption that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or special concerns of interest gro...
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Canadians Lose Constitutional Property Rights

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Americans know Canadians as a people much like themselves. Both nations cut their collective teeth on many of the
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The Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Legal Rights – Section 7 – States: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.”

Compare the foregoing to the old Bill of Rights which stated, “the Right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property. . .” The removal of only these three words “enjoyment of property” destroyed all Canadian constitutional property rights."

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The Status of Property Rights in Canada

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2001 text of address to Canadian Real estate Assoc - "In short, the law of property rights is not a simple matter today in Canada.  Like spaghetti, it contains a whole bunch of strands that twist and turn, and get all tangled up, but in the end lead nowhere"

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Property rights in diverse places: lessons from Dar es Salaam | The ...

Property rights in diverse places: lessons from Dar es Salaam | The ... | Property Rights | Scoop.it
We often think of property rights as being objectively verifiable – if you own something there must be a receipt or a government record somewhere proving your ownership. If you decided to sell your house tomorrow, neither the ...
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Understanding title insurance to reduce your closing costs - Washington Post

Understanding title insurance to reduce your closing costs - Washington Post | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Understanding title insurance to reduce your closing costs
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Ownership Tussles And Abuja Empty Houses - Leadership Newspapers

Ownership Tussles And Abuja Empty Houses - Leadership Newspapers | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Ownership Tussles And Abuja Empty Houses
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Unsurprisingly, disputes over lands and landed property are not uncommon in Abuja, with many leading to litigations in courts.
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Nigeria property ownership disputes.

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$168000 city fund set up for struggling tenants was split by property owners - Ottawa Citizen

$168000 city fund set up for struggling tenants was split by property owners - Ottawa Citizen | Property Rights | Scoop.it
$168000 city fund set up for struggling tenants was split by property owners Ottawa Citizen In 2002, they changed their land title to make themselves joint tenants, a designation that automatically gives one party's share of the property to the...
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Provincial property grabs target more than crooks: Neil Macdonald

Provincial property grabs target more than crooks: Neil Macdonald | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Forfeiture laws are supposed to target drug dealers and other criminals, reasoning that bankrupting the perpetrators is more effective than a fine or jail time. But inevitably, they go after innocent people too.
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Property industry warns against rushing in to Land Registry privatisation | Europe | News

Property industry warns against rushing in to Land Registry privatisation | Europe | News | Property Rights | Scoop.it
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Why the Land Registry sale is a terrible idea

Why the Land Registry sale is a terrible idea | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Britain’s family silver is all but gone. Sale after sale since the 1970s has stripped the cupboards bare: our only assets remaining are those either deemed to be worth next to nothing, or significantly contribute to the Treasury’s coffers. A perfect example of the latter is the Land Registry, which ensures we’re able to seamlessly buy and sell property.
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All Canadians are paying the price for ‘conceal’ estate in Toronto and Vancouver

All Canadians are paying the price for ‘conceal’ estate in Toronto and Vancouver | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Diane Francis: Vancouver and Toronto have become hot money havens and anyone who owns or rents property in these cities pays a penalty — call it a Kleptocrat Tax
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Little Mountain and the sale of BC’s Jericho Lands

Little Mountain and the sale of BC’s Jericho Lands | Property Rights | Scoop.it
by Ned Jacobs David Eby’s concerns about the impending sale of the province’s portion of the Jericho Lands are well founded*. The Minister for Citizen Services, Amrik Virk, has indicated that he is...
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FreeAlberta.com: For An Independent Alberta

FreeAlberta.com: For An Independent Alberta | Property Rights | Scoop.it
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"Alberta is the only jurisdiction within Canada that has passed specific property rights protection."

"The Fraser Institute has studied the correlation between property rights and gross domestic product. Not surprisingly, those nations that protect property rights tend to be wealthier. Those countries that do not protect property rights tend to be poorer.

The study measured a correlation of 74% between property rights and per capita GDP. It is the most important factor in determining how wealthy a country will be.

Thus, we see the richer nations like the Western liberal democracies have property rights and are well-off, while many Third World countries do not enshrine property rights and are poorer as a result."

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Unsuccessful attempts to amend the Canadian Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Unsuccessful attempts to amend the Canadian Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Meech Lake Accord was a complex package of proposed amendments designed to address a number of concerns about the Canadian Constitution. Among other things, it proposed granting Quebec "distinct status" within the Canadian federation, and changing the amending formula of the Constitution by requiring unanimous consent of all the provinces for a greater number of amendments.

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Property rights and the Constitution (BP-268E)

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As part of the constitutional package announced in September 1991, the federal government proposed that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms be amended to guarantee property rights. This paper provides background information as to why these rights were not earlier included in the Charter. The paper also addresses what is meant by the term "property rights" and the question of how the courts might interpret the term "property" for purposes of the relevant provision if it were included in the Charter. Finally, the paper canvasses possible arguments for and against the proposed entrenchment.

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40% Property Ownership a Mystery to Government - The Moscow Times

40% Property Ownership a Mystery to Government - The Moscow Times | Property Rights | Scoop.it
40% Property Ownership a Mystery to Government
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The ownership of about 40 percent of all real estate properties in Russia is a complete mystery to the government, the Federal Tax Service said, creating a massive blind spot that could obstruct the Finance Ministry's proposal to bring in a tax on real estate, a news report said Thursday.

The problem has cropped up because the state agency that tracks realty ownership has no information from before 1998, while its Soviet-era predecessor didn't keep serviceable records, said Anna Strezhneva, a legal expert from KPMG.

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U.S. builders hoard mineral rights under new homes - Northumberland Today

U.S. builders hoard mineral rights under new homes - Northumberland Today | Property Rights | Scoop.it
U.S. builders hoard mineral rights under new homes
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The United States is one of the few places where private owners hold title to what's above and what's below the ground.
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Restrictive covenants and overage payments: a “touching concern” - Lexology (registration)

Restrictive covenants and overage payments: a “touching concern” - Lexology (registration) | Property Rights | Scoop.it
Restrictive covenants and overage payments: a “touching concern”
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For example, Mr Jones decides to sell some land adjoining his house to Mr Smith. ...
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