ISBN : 9780198839828
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.
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
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?