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Possession of Land

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ISBN13: 9780521868990
ISBN: 0521868998
Published: October 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107406346

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Nothing is more important in English land law than 'possession'. It is the foundation of all title, rights and remedies. But what exactly is it, and why does it still matter? This book is about the meaning, significance and practical effect of the concept of possession in contemporary land law. It explains the different meanings of possession, the relationship between possession and title, and the ways in which the common law and equity do, and do not, protect possession.

The rights and remedies of freeholders, tenants and mortgage lenders, between themselves and against third parties, are all to some extent dependent on questions of status and possession. This book shows how. It is designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles for the student, and answers to difficult, real problems for the practitioner.

  • No competing text less than 100 years old
  • Provides practical solutions to real problems which are not explained in any other book
  • Summary of principles at the back of the book provides the reader with an overview of the whole subject

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Property Law
1. Meaning of possession
2. Protection of possession
3. Possession, title and freehold land
4. Leases and licenses
5. Mortgages and charges
6. Equity and trusts
7. Birth and death, dissolution and insolvency
8. Adverse possession and prescription
9. Possession judgments
10. Summary and conclusions.