(United Press International) North Korea is legitimizing the private ownership of land, although the practice has been taking root unofficially in the country.
A source in North Korea who reports on behalf of New Focus International, a news service founded by North Korean defector Jang Jin-sung, said the government has recently permitted the possession and sale of real estate.
The law comes with restrictions. The maximum amount of land a family is allowed to own is about 925 square feet, the source said.
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