To Royaldevon: unclear ownership

  • Thank you Bev,
    In Slovenia I was told, by an expert on city planning and architecture, that unclear ownership was a reason why some dilapidated buildings were left among the many beautifully restored houses in central Ljubljana. So much had collapsed along with the Communist regime that nobody knew which person/company/organization owned certain buildings. Documents had been lost, owners had left the country, or organizations/companies affiliated with the party had ceased to exist. Who had the right to pull down certain buildings? Who was willing to pay for demolition?
    There may have been similar problems in most other countries in former "Eastern Europe", including in this case.
    Kind regards,