Real estate legal and recording systems less stellar than our own:

Who Owns This Land? In Greece, Who Knows?  “Most Greek land transaction records are still handwritten in ledgers, logged in by last names.  There are no lot numbers and no clarity on boundaries or zoning.”    The New York Times, Read more >>>

Land grabs rile Vietnam’s farmers.  “In Vietnam, all land still belongs to the state but the Party started allowing people to acquire “land-use rights” as part of the reforms that helped transform the Vietnamese economy from the late 1980s onward.”   Financial Times, Read more >>>  [subscription required]

     Land-grabs in Vietnam, Losing the plot.  The Economist, Read more >>>