Textbook on Land Law (18th edition)

ISBN : 9780198839828

Judith-Anne MacKenzie; Aruna Nair
712 ページ
171 x 246 mm

Practical and contextual in its approach, lucid and engaging in style, Textbook on Land Law enlivens the subject for students.

The innovative running case study used throughout illustrates the law in action, helping students to visualize the real life applications of the law and demystify abstract concepts.

Academic details on key topics are explained straightforwardly for an accessible learning experience. This is enhanced by additional examples, extracts, diagrams, and sample documents which contribute to the building blocks of a clear framework, enabling students to gain a pragmatic understanding of the essential principles.

A glossary of key terms is included at the end of the book for ease of reference, while end-of-chapter reading suggestions support further research and exam preparation.

Online resources
This textbook is also accompanied by online resources including self-test questions with instant feedback, guidance on approaching land law problems, as well as additional examination of topics such as leasehold covenants, perpetuities and accumulations, and undue influence and mortgages. There will also be updates on the legal developments of land law.


Part I: Introduction

1 Estates in land

2 Interests in land

Part II: The Freehold Estate

3 Buying a house

4 The contract

5 Unregistered land

6 Registered land

7 Acquisition of an estate by adverse possession

Part III: Legal Estates

8 The freehold estate

9 The leasehold estate

10 Obligations of landlord and tenant

11 Enforcement of leasehold covenants

12 Remedies for breach of leasehold covenants

Part IV: Trusts

13 Express and implied trusts

14 Trusts of land

15 Settled Land Act settlements

16 Perpetuities and accumulations

17 Co-ownership

18 Resulting and constructive trusts

19 Proprietary estoppel

Part V: Licences and Rights to the Family Home

20 Licences and their enforcement

21 Special rights in relation to the family home

Part VI: Rights in Land

22 Mortgages and charges

23 Priorities in relation to mortgages and charges

24 Easements and profits a prendre

25 Freehold covenants

Part VII: In Conclusion

26 What is land?


Judith-Anne MacKenzie was, for 21 years, a practising barrister in the Civil Service working initially as Assistant Parliamentary Counsel (drafting legislation), and later as a Senior Civil Servant in the DTI, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Transport. Prior to that she was a legal academic and a barrister in private practice. She has now retired from practice but continues to work as an author. She is also Special Advisor to the Save Me Trust. Dr Aruna Nair is a Lecturer in Property Law at King's College London. She has experience of teaching land and property law at King's College London and at the University of Oxford where she was a part-time tutor. Before holding teaching posts Dr Nair was a Research Assistant working on property, family, and trusts law for the Law Commission.