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Land Tenure Security

Land tenure is defined as the legal or customary institutional relationships among people with respect to land. These relationships define how rights to own, use, access, control, and transfer land are governed. Though the term is often assumed to be synonymous with ownership, land tenure is more properly understood as a bundle of different property rights in land which can include the right to own, use, sell, gift, bequeath, mortgage, and transfer land. Land tenure—the bundle of rights to land—is often described as being secure or insecure, though in practice, land tenure security is more accurately understood as existing along […]

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