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Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle EastCase Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey$
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Myriam Ababsa, Baudouin Dupret, and Eric Dennis

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165405

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.001.0001

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Inhabitants' Daily Practices to Obtain Legal Status for Their Homes and Security of Tenure: Egypt

Inhabitants' Daily Practices to Obtain Legal Status for Their Homes and Security of Tenure: Egypt

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(p.91) 4 Inhabitants' Daily Practices to Obtain Legal Status for Their Homes and Security of Tenure: Egypt
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Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East
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Marion Séjourné

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165405.003.0005

This chapter gives a thorough account of the different procedures for registering property built in violation of town planning and land laws in Cairo, depending on the various types of land and transactions involved. She uses the concept of “quiet encroachment” to describe the various methods used by Cairo residents to regularize their property without following all the numerous steps normally required of them by law, or by spending a fortune in bribes. It demonstrates that the Egyptian authorities themselves tolerate informal settlements for lack of any institutional solution to the chronic shortage of affordable housing.

Keywords:   Property registration procedures, land transaction, bribing, affordable housing, Cairo

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