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The school where you and your children were educated has been at the heart of your community for 30 years. And now it’s been given two weeks to vacate the premises – because someone else is claiming that they own the land it stands on.
Impossible? The scary truth is, it’s entirely possible – if you live in a country with poor land tenure security.
It’s a problem affecting millions, causing economic insecurity, encouraging corruption and in many cases forming a fundamental block on development activity.
That’s why a far greater level of attention is now being given to the issue, and lawyers, surveyors and local people are all playing a role in improving how we record, enforce and protect land rights. In our lead feature, we assess the scale of this challenge, and the opportunities that success could open up.
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An experienced and award-winning magazine editor, Oliver has worked in the sectors of property, insurance, automotive and technology. At Sunday Publishing, he has edited titles for a variety of high-profile clients, including Miller Homes, British Gas, Allianz and Toyota, as well as RICS.