On March 30, five justices on the Texas Supreme Court affirmed an earlier ruling that the 53-year-old Open Beaches Act does not apply to three properties on the West Beach of Galveston Island that were then owned by an absentee landowner
, a California lawyer named Carol Severance.
The Apthorp was built in the Renaissance Revival style by architects Clinton & Russell for absentee landowner
William Waldorf Astor between 1906 and 1908.
Although the Whipkeys weren't given a choice--the well site is on a neighbor's property (an absentee landowner
In the off-season, a wireless trail cam can act as a security camera to help the absentee landowner
detour break-ins or vandalism to their hunting camp or cabin.
Nobody thought about the peasants who had lived on this land and derived from it their daily bread for generations, and who were evicted when the rich absentee landowner
sold it to the Jewish National Fund.
In one settlement near the Atishan canal, a single absentee landowner
had the right to 95 per cent of the water in a secondary canal, and all decisions regarding allocation lay solely with him or his representatives, it said.
WAXING wealthy, from her wide estates Louisa Anne Ryland could well have become an absentee landowner
interested only in her enormous income from rents.
But at least he is walking on land he owns, free from hefty demands of an absentee landowner
looking to charge the earth for a privilege he has known since childhood.
In 1998, I visited MST's Novo Sarandi Cooperative in Rio Grande do Sul state, which had once been an idle tract for an absentee landowner
. Squatters had transformed the property into a US$12 million a year business, selling vegetable, dairy and meat products throughout Brazil.
The Center for Absentee Landowners
has been established to raise awareness of absentee landowner
issues and to develop and evaluate innovative outreach approaches designed specifically to target this group of landowners.
A caretaker may live alone on the property of an absentee landowner
. In this situation, the ability to function independently and fulfill one's responsibilities without daily guidance and instruction from the landowner are important qualifications.