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II. Practical Significance
(4,428 words)

Volume VI: Property and Trust | Chapter 5 (1994): Apartment Ownership

Completed June 1992

Cornelius G. van der Merwe

A. Reasons for Introducing Apartment Ownership

24. General remark. – Apartment ownership had been introduced into legal systems all over the world for basically similar reasons, namely to cater for social, economic and sociological needs of society. Though differences in s…

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Cornelius G. van der Merwe, “II. Practical Significance”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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