Cadastral Surveying: What is it and why do we need it?
This is the most important relationship between a person and land. It gives the owner the greatest rights over land - including the right to:
Rights Over Land
The basic rights over land are:
A lease is a contract whereby land is let to or hired by a person other than the owner for a specified period of time. A lease for ten years or more is a "long lease" and must be registered.
A right vested in one person of deriving some advantage from another's property. There are two types:
- use it to its full potential
- dispose of it or sell it
- use it as security for a loan
- exclude its use by others
The rights to any minerals on a property may be included in the ownership of the property, or may be completely separated from the ownership of the land.
A servitude which operates in favour of the owner of a piece of land and which cannot be separated from that land, and
A servitude in favour of a person or body who need not own any land.
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