Condominiums, in law, is viewed differently in some major countries such as in the US. English Common law tradition holds that real property ownership must involve land, whereas the French civil law tradition recognized condominium ownership as early as the 1804 Napoleonic Code; thus, it is notable that condominiums evolved in the United States via a Caribbean government with a hybrid common-civil legal system. It was only during recent years that condo in Philippines became more popular.
In 1960, the first condominium in the Continental United States was built in Salt Lake City, Utah. Initially designed as a housing cooperative (Co-op), the Utah Condominium Act of 1960 made it possible for “Graystone Manor” (2730 S 1200 East) to be built as a condominium. The legal counsel for the project, Keith B. Romney is also credited with authoring the Utah Condominium act of 1960. Romney also played an advisory role in the creation of condominium legislation with every other legislature in the United States. Business Week hailed Romney as the “Father of Condominiums”. He soon after formed a partnership with Don W. Pihl called “Keith Romney Associates”, which was widely recognized throughout the 1970s as America’s preeminent condominium consulting firm.
Although often mistakenly credited with coining the term “condominium”, Romney has always been quick to point out that it harks back to Roman times, and that he merely borrowed it. Nowadays, the leadership of the industry is dominated by Community Associations Institute or CAI. If you want to buy some luxury condo in Philippines, then try and visit an online real estate company.
An alternative form of ownership, popular in the United States but found also in other common law jurisdictions, is the “cooperative” corporation. It is also known as “company share” or “co-op”, in which the building has an associated legal company and ownership of shares gives the right to a lease for residence of a unit.
Another form is leasehold or ground rent in which a single landlord retains ownership of the land on which the building is constructed in which the lease renews in perpetuity or over a very long term such as in a civil law emphyteutic lease.
Undivided co-ownership is still another form of civil law joint property ownership. With his form of ownership, the owners own a percentage of the entire property but have exclusive possession of a specific part of the property and joint possession of other parts of the property; distinguished from joint tenancy with right of survivorship or a tenancy in common of common law. Learn where to buy some of the most luxurious condo in Philippines by visiting an online real estate broker.