In urban informal settlements different forms of land tenure offer varying degrees of security, and delays in processing of land registration claims are a significant bottleneck to increased access to housing. Inappropriate building and housing together with high land prices are also important considerations preventing access to housing by poor people. Developing a range of partnerships between residents, local authorities and the private sector; rapid granting of temporary rights of residence on land; streamlining of other registration and bureaucratic requirements and encouragement of the rented sector are all factors which would accelerate poor people's access to housing.
Paper presented at the First RGUU International Workshop held at Bourton on Dunsmore, UK, May 17-18, 2001, 16 pp.
The impact of regulation on the livelihoods of the poor