Property and Real Estate

Property markets in the Commonwealth

""Property markets in the Commonwealth are very diverse and amorphous with many differences between the developed part of the Commonwealth and the developing. Common law is perhaps the only uniting factor of property markets in the association. Common law forms the basis of legal systems in most of the Commonwealth. It provides for specific norms with respect to ownership of property and tenancy. However, successive statutes have altered property ownership and rights in various ways in many countries and customary laws take precedence over common law in some instances. Tenancy laws, for example, have been altered to protect tenants’ rights in a number of countries. Ownership of land in many areas is restricted to government, locals or certain ethnic groups.

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