Property Law – “Seminar” 2.2

Property Law – “Seminar” 2.2

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PROPERTY LAW – “SEMINAR” 2.2 (DRAFT 1) INTRODUCTION TO PROPERTY RIGHTS Property and Urban Environments Blomley reading raises several points of discussion: o Property rules and ideas alter landscape/geography; o Concepts and practices of property enter into unban conflict of gentrification (wealthy people working in a poorer neighbourhood, which involves where poorer people living in positions nearer to central business districts, being moved out by wealthier people). This changes the nature of shops and causes price of housing around an area to increase. Also influenced by the change in property values. o Property is not a neutral concept and is influenced by social and political relations. What a person’s right are may depend on the nature of the property, so rights have vary whetehr the property is residential or commercial, since there are separate legislation and set of rules and obligations. o Settlements: Unresolved aboriginal grievance in urban areas. The enclosure of the commons (areas of land that everyone has the right to use, thus is not given over to any private ownership. Eg: Parklands in Adelaide). There are restrictions to the commons however even if these areas are available to everyone. What is property? Property concerns legal relations among people regarding control and disposition of valued resource. Note well: Property concerns relations among people, not relationships between people and things. o Lease: Very strong property right as the land owner has exclusive possession over the property. What does the statement mean? Is it constituent with the lay perspective of property?
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