Category: Title

Dissecting the cadaster: Part 4, A union of illegal house owners

2 May, 2016 (10:00) | cadaster, Eminent domain, Escheat, Eurozone, Eviction, Greece, Homeownership, Housing, Infrastructure, Land, Law, Ownership, Regulation, Speculation, Title, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By: David A. Smith  Yesterday’s Part 3 of this saga, taking as its embarkation point an article from Reuters (18 October 2015) supplemented by a precursor piece from 2½ years earlier (New York Times, 26 May 2013; sepia font), demonstrated that […]

Dissecting the cadaster: Part 3, Remarkably at ease with a level of irregularity

29 April, 2016 (10:00) | cadaster, Eminent domain, Escheat, Eurozone, Eviction, Greece, Homeownership, Housing, Infrastructure, Land, Law, Ownership, Regulation, Speculation, Title, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith  As we’ve seen in the two previous books in this Iliad of land disputation, using as primary source material an article from Reuters (18 October 2015) supplemented by a precursor piece from 2½ years earlier (New York Times, 26 May […]

Dissecting the cadaster: Part 2, What is forest, what is a house?

28 April, 2016 (09:16) | cadaster, Eminent domain, Escheat, Eurozone, Eviction, Greece, Homeownership, Housing, Infrastructure, Land, Law, Ownership, Regulation, Speculation, Title | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]  By: David A. Smith     Yesterday’s Part 1 on Greece’s Sisyphean labors of creating a proper land cadaster, the better to privatize state-owned assets, revealed that despite what would ordinarily be presumed a massive head start, somehow Greece is failing to do what the wayward Albanians have virtually done […]

Dissecting the cadaster: Part 1, Typically Greek, delayed

27 April, 2016 (09:56) | cadaster, Eminent domain, Escheat, Eurozone, Eviction, Greece, Homeownership, Housing, Infrastructure, Land, Law, Ownership, Regulation, Speculation, Title | No comments

By: David A. Smith   To understand what he thinks, you must understand how he is wired   While Europe’s chattering classes concern themselves with this year’s Euro-bad-boy (Britain) who might actually think itself sovereign and vote to leave the club, from their minds has faded the memory of last year’s bad boy (Greece), now […]

We will fight them on the beaches: Part 5, I have had a wonderful sail

6 July, 2015 (11:10) | Accessibility, Beaches, Easement, East Hampton, Eminent domain, Homeowners associations, Homeownership, Private property, Public property, State law, Title, Title registry, Tragedy of the commons |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] Pre-post update: Greece referendum Over the weekend, the Greeks emphatically voted No to the ECB’s ‘last best’ financial extension offer, plunging the EU into its own new ‘Lehman Redux Week.’  Though the Greek drama will consume the financial markets this […]