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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Land Law: Text Cases and Materials 2nd ed isbn 9780199596812

Complete Land Law: Text, Cases and Materials

ISBN13: 9780199558544
New Edition ISBN: 9780199596812
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Complete Land Law: Text, Cases, & Materials offers a student-centred approach to the land law syllabus. Clear and concise explanation of general legal principles is combined with fully integrated extracts from the leading cases and a wide range of academic materials. The extracts have been carefully selected to ensure that they are detailed enough to illustrate the point of law under consideration, but succinct enough not to disrupt the flow of the text or to intimidate the student new to the study of land law.

The book has been carefully structured with the needs of the student firmly in mind. Each chapter begins by highlighting the learning objectives and uses numerous features including 'think' boxes, definition boxes and figures and diagrams to ensure that the student is guided through the principles of the law in a clear and uncomplicated way. Complete Land Law is written in a practical and accessible style designed to engage the reader from the outset and the attractive and contemporary two-colour page design will make it easy for students to use the text as well as serving to highlight the features that will aid their learning experience.

This innovative text aims to engage the reader in an active approach to learning and to stimulate reflection about the role of land law in practice.

Online Resource Centre

The book will have a supporting Online Resource Centre for students and lecturers designed to offer tools to reinforce students' learning:

  • Updates
  • Web links
  • Problem questions with answer guidance
  • Test bank
  • Powerpoint slides of figures

Property Law
Part I Underlying Principles
1. Introduction to the types of property rights in land
2. Some basic concepts of property law
3. Tenures (including commonhold) and Estates
4. Legal and equitable rights in land
Part II Unregistered Land
5. Differences in validity between legal property rights and equitable property rights
6. The impact of the 1925 legislation
7. Status of equitable interests after 1925
Part III Registration of Title
8. Registration of title-the basic principles
9. Overriding interests and minor interests
Part IV Trusts of Land
10. Trusts of Land - historical overview
11. Trusts of Land defined
12. The powers of trustees of land
Part V Co-ownership
13. Co-ownership of land-the basic concepts
14. Severance of joint tenancies
15. Co-ownership-the problems when co-owners fall out
Part VI Leases
16. Leases-the basic requirements
17. Obligations in leases
18. The running of covenants in a lease
19. Termination of leases
Part VII Loss of Ownership
20. Adverse possession and the Limitation Acts
21. Rectification of the register of title
Part VIII Easements
22. The essential characteristics of easements
23. Express and implied grant of easements
24. Prescription for easements (and profits)
Part IX Freehold Covenants
25. Covenants
26. Escaping from restrictive covenants
Part X Mortgages
27. The creation of mortgages
28. The remedies of mortgagees
29. Special legal rules governing mortgages
30. Priority of mortgages