Land Law: Text, Cases and Materials (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780198868521

Ben McFarlane; Nicholas Hopkins; Sarah Nield
1200 ページ
189 x 246 mm
Texts, Cases, and Materials

Land Law: Text, Cases, and Materials has been designed to provide students with everything they need to approach their land law course with confidence. Experts in the area, the authors combine clear and insightful commentary with carefully chosen extracts to offer students a full account of the subject. Using the popular Text, Cases and Materials format the authors take a critical approach to the subject, presenting thought-provoking analysis of the leading case-law in the area and inviting students to develop their own analytical skills ready for exams. The book can be used as a stand-alone resource, or as a complement to Land Law: Core Text, written by the same authors. Covering a broad range of topics, the authors have used their unique approach to land law to provide a consistent structure with which students and lecturers can tackle the subject. This approach arms students with the tools needed to analyse content autonomously by seeing how individual rules fit into a broader structure, leading students towards a comprehensive and advanced understanding of this complex subject area. Digital formats and resources The fifth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks A range of resources for this book are available online: - Self-test questions with feedback - Exclusive online chapters - Guidance on answering end-of-chapter questions - Links to further research and websites


Part A: Introduction
1 What's special about land?
2 What is land?
3 Registration
Part B: The Content Question
4 Human rights and land
5 Legal estates and legal interests
6 Equitable interests
7 Personal rights
Part C: The Acquisition Question
8 Formal methods of acquisition: contracts and deeds
9 Informal methods of acquisition: adverse possession
10 Proprietary estoppel
11 Trusts
Part D: The Shared Home
12 Interests in the home: the acquisition question
13 Regulating co-ownership: the content question
14 Co-ownership and third parties: applications for sale
Part E: The Defences Question and Land Registration
15 The priority triangle
16 Registered land and priorities
17 Overreaching
18 The registered title, rectification and indemnity
Part F: Leases
19 Leases
20 Regulating leases and protecting occupiers
21 Leasehold covenants
Part G: Neighbours and Neighbourhoods
22 Easements
23 Freehold covenants
24 Flat ownership: long leases and commonhold
Part H: Security Interests
25 Security interests in land
26 Lender's rights and remedies
27 Protection of borrower


Ben McFarlane is Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St John's College. He has published a widely on land law and is the author of The Law of Proprietary Estoppel (OUP 2nd edn 2020) and The Structure of Property Law (Hart, 2008). He is also a contributor to Snell's Equity (Sweet & Maxwell).; Nicholas Hopkins is a Law Commissioner for England and Wales and Professor of Law at the University of Reading. He has published widely on land law and has a particular interest in law and the family home. He is a member and former chair of the board of Modern Studies in Property Law, an academic member of the Property Bar Association, an honorary member of the Property Litigation Association and an honorary bencher of Middle Temple. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner he taught land law for over twenty years.; Sarah Nield is a Professor of Property Law at Southampton University. She has been teaching land law since 1982, having previously held posts at Hong Kong University and the University of Bristol and has also taught conveyancing, equity and trusts and company law. Sarah is published widely in the area of property law and is also a qualified solicitor.