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Title:Aliens and real property in Liberia
Author:Parnall, Theodore
Periodical:Liberian Law Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:property rights
legal status
Abstract:The Republic of Liberia, since its earliest existence as a colony, has taken a rigid position against allowing aliens (all non-Africans) to own real property. Aliens should be absolutely prevented from owning real property within its borders. Nevertheless, aliens have been permitted to hold interests in Liberian real estate which are less than absolute fee simple titles. This article describes these interests and it shows that the absolute prohibition of ownership of land is inadequate as a contemporary means of controlling domestic land use by aliens. Sections. 1. Permitted interests (Ownership in fee simple Leasehold interests; Concession agreements and land use Mortgages) - 2. Aliens' rights under void' instruments (Estoppel and questions of standing; Judicial reformation of the void instrument) - 3. The 'Alien' Corporation (Jurisdiction of incorporation; percentage of ownership by aliens; Other forms of alien control) - 4. Conclusion. Notes; ref.