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Cheshire and Burn's Modern Law of Real Property 18th ed isbn 9780199593408

Cheshire and Burn's Modern Law of Real Property 17th ed

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ISBN13: 9780199285334
ISBN: 0199285330
New Edition ISBN: 9780199593408
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406983046
Published: August 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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The seventeenth edition of this classic work on land law has been substantially re-ordered and revised to ensure that it presents the modern law of real property - the land law of the twenty-first century - whilst setting the modern law in the context of its historical foundations.

Since the publication of the last edition in 2000, there have been major developments in this area of the law. The Land Registration Act 2002 and the Land Registration Rules 2003 are fully incorporated into the text, together with other legislative changes, such as the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, the Housing Act 2004 and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and the numerous proposals of the Law Commission for reform. Developments in the case law are also fully discussed.

New to this edition:-

  • Fully incorporates all significant recent developments, including coverage of the Land Registration Act 2002, the Land Registration Rules 2003, the Housing Act 2004 and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as well as recent case law developments and proposals for reform
  • Includes a new chapter on commonhold
  • Re-assesses many areas of land law as they stand at the start of the 21st century, such as the effect of the Human Rights Act on land law, formalities in the creation and transfer of estates and interests in land, the impact of the doctrines of proprietary estoppel and constructive trust

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Property Law
Part I Introduction to the modern law
A. Origins of the modern law
1. The pattern of development
2. The common law system
3. Modification of the common law by equity
4. Settlements
B. The modern law
5. Simplification of the law: 1925, 1996, 2002
6. Possession in the modern law: adverse possession, limitation of actions
7. Real property: property rights and the meaning of land
8. Land law in the 21st century
Part II Estates and interests in land
A. The estate in fee simple absolute in possession
9. The estate in fee simple absolute in possession
B. The term of years absolute
10. Leasehold interests
C. Commonhold
11. Commonhold
D. Equitable beneficial interests in the land
12. The strict settlement and the trust for sale before 1997
13. The trust of land
14. Concurrent interests
15. Entailed interests
16. Life interests
17. Future interests
18. Determinable interests and interests upon condition subsequent
E. Other legal and equitable interests in land
19. Easements and profits
20. Restrictive covenants
21. Rent charges
22. Mortgages
F. Licences
23. Licences
Part III The creation, transfer and extinction of estates and interests in land
24. The contract
25. Formalities required for the creation and transfer of estates and interests in land
26. Capacity to acquire, hold and transfer estates and interests in land
27. The transfer of estates and interests
28. Extinction of estates and interests
Part IV Public control over the use of the land
29. Public and private control over land
30. Planning control
31. Compulsory purchase and compensation ;