Statutes concerned with the improvement of land may be grouped in five main classes, namely:
(1) statutes enabling landowners, including limited owners, to charge on the inheritance, or to pay out of capital, or to raise capital for, the cost of improvements1;
(2) statutes enabling tenants to cause their landlords to bear the whole or part of the cost of improvements2, or landlords to obtain some recoupment of the cost of improvements effected by them3;
(3) statutes enabling landowners to obtain financial assistance from public funds towards the cost of improvements
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