Land Administration in the developing world
A resource for students and practitioners
S. Rowton Simpson

First published in 1976 and then again in paperback (second edition) in 1984, this book is Crown Copyright and originally published by Surveyor's Publications (part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. The book is out of print. It is made available for personal reference use on this website by permission of the Controller of HMSO according to the terms and condition of core license number C02W0006874. By downloading the contents of the book from this website you are agreeing to use the material for personal use and not to copy or distribute the material to other parties without permission.


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Chapter 1 - Land Rights and Records

Chapter 2 - Process of Land Transfer

Chapter 3 - English Land Law and Registration

Chapter 4 - English Conveyancing

Chapter 5 - Torrens System

Chapter 6 - Deeds Registration

Chapter 7 - Cadastre and Cadastral Survey

Chapter 8 - Boundaries and Maps

Chapter 9 - Objects and Reasons

Chapter 10 - Guarantee and Indemnity

Chapter 11 - Compilation of the Register

Chapter 12 - Customary Land Tenure and Control of Dealing

Chapter 13 - Multiple Ownership and Fragmentation

Chapter 14 - Horizontal Subdivision

Chapter 15 - The Process of Systematic Adjudication

Chapter 16 - Organisation and Administration

Chapter 17 - The Machinery of Registration

Chapter 18 - Techniques of Cadastral Survey

Chapter 19 - Registry Procedure

Chapter 20 - Automation

Chapter 21 - Registered Land Law

Chapter 22 - The Kenya Registered Land Act and Rules

Chapter 23 - Land Adjudication Law

Appendix A - Land Records in France

Appendix B - Land Records in West Germany

Appendix C - The Computerisation of Land Records and Accounts in Sabah

Appendix D - The Land Data Bank of Sweden