Wednesday, February 8, 2012

History of Land Registration in the UK

It is very important to have a reliable, objective system of land titles - something we do not currently have in this country. I've written before about the importance of property rights to capitalism and the problems with unreliable electronic record-keeping in this country.

A lot of American law comes from English origins, so here's this good article about the history of land registration in the United Kingdom.

There's a reason we have county clerks and land registries and so on, and it wasn't always so!

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