A uniform approach to boundary location discrepancies: promoting and proscribing the reform of the land title register
AuthorPark, M. M.; Williamson, I. P.
Source TitleProceedings, of the 42nd Australian Surveyors Congress
AffiliationEngineering: Department of Geomatics
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsPark, M. M. and Williamson, I. P. (2001) A uniform approach to boundary location discrepancies: promoting and proscribing the reform of the land title register, in Proceedings, of the 42nd Australian Surveyors Congress, Brisbane, Australia.
Access StatusOpen Access
Adverse possession of part parcels permits the variation, rectification, and re-adjustmentof boundaries with boundary definition being essential to parcel-based spatial data sets.Adverse possession and part parcel adverse possession address (and provide a possiblesolution to) two distinct problems by providing a single solution. It is suggested thatutilizing adverse possession as a solution to boundary location discrepancy isinappropriate.Also, if a national cadastre is to become a reality, a basic requirement is a unifiednational law regarding land ownership. In turn this will require a unified approach to theissue of adverse possession of registered title land and particularly adverse possession ofpart of a land parcel. The authors view this issue as a major obstacle in achieving aunified national cadastral survey practice. This fundamental distinction requiresresolution as a necessary step towards a unified approach ultimately leading to anintegrated national cadastre.In this paper the authors analyse recent changes and current proposals for reform andoffer the conclusion that reluctance to change is but a small obstacle to reform. Howeverthis optimistic conclusion is offset by misgivings with regard to the manner with whichreforms are accomplished.
Keywordsregistered title; boundaries; location; discrepancies; adjustment; law; reform
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