So i think for town land claims maybe instead of claiming massive areas of land, the towns could just have the power to claim a predetermined area of unused land, say 100x100 for starters. That way you can claim a decent area, keep anyone nearby at a good distance, but not claim stupid amounts of land.
For inactive builds however... I would say remove the builds if they have been there for 2 or more months but only if they are small and unfinnished. Lets say its a large build (that isn't in the way of anyone) and is it its on place, don't remove that unless it has been say 4-5 months. Sometimes we get bored mid project. It happens. Some people like to Finnish later. But for tiny shit shacks and particularly ugly eyesores that haven't been finished they should probably be removed after a certain timeframe.
also reading to earlier posts: entire post derailed because of who did what and who when where why argument. typical nerd.nu fashion. Stop bickering and get with the program.