Category: Homeownership

We will fight them on the beaches: Part 3, The robbers or the thieves

1 July, 2015 (10:00) | Accessibility, Beaches, Easement, East Hampton, Eminent domain, Homeowners associations, Homeownership, New York, Private property, Public property, State law, Title, Title registry, Tragedy of the commons | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw in the two previous parts of this week-long, beach-reading post, the beachfront whose rights of use are now in dispute has a long history and its ownership, and the division of rights of that ownership, can be traced […]

We will fight them on the beaches: Part 2, Spread the nets on the adjacent sands

30 June, 2015 (10:00) | Accessibility, Beaches, Easement, East Hampton, Eminent domain, Homeowners associations, Homeownership, New York, Private property, Public property, State law, Title, Title registry, Tragedy of the commons | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Such is the nature of land title that words written long ago can have enduring meaning,) – and as we saw in Part 1 of this post, about a stretch of photogenic beach in East Hampton/ Montauk, New York, such is the nature of America that […]

We will fight them on the beaches: Part 1, To the high-tide line

29 June, 2015 (10:00) | Accessibility, Beaches, Easement, East Hampton, Eminent domain, Homeowners associations, Homeownership, New York, Private property, Public property, State law, Title, Title registry, Tragedy of the commons | No comments

By: David A. Smith An immense amount of human history can be explained by a geometric fact: a two-dimensional space can be blocked by a one-dimensional barrier.  Gateway to litigation: Looking east from Napeague Lane Castles have walls: One does not simply walk into Beaumaris Pies have tin: Rivers have dams that make lakes: Borders […]

Speaking on behalf of the NIMBY party: Part 5, A lack of understanding of the economics

7 May, 2015 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Campaigns, Development, England, Homelessness, Homeownership, Land use, NIMBY, Political vaporware, Politics, Scotland, Wales, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith Now, as election day in Britain dawns, having already mocked the Conservatives’ proposal – use other people’s money and other people’s land in some process other people will figure out after we win – and the […]

Speaking on behalf of the NIMBY party: Part 4, Not motivated by electoral considerations?

6 May, 2015 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Campaigns, Development, England, Homelessness, Homeownership, Land use, NIMBY, Political vaporware, Politics, Scotland, Wales, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith With only a day to go before Britain votes in the general election, nobody is considering the Liberal Democrats’ innovative and sound proposal to develop new master-planned greenfield cities in a brains corridor between Oxford and Cambridge – […]