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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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The History of the Law of Landlord and Tenant in England and Wales

ISBN13: 9781616192235
Published: January 2012
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £59.95
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781616192242

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Wildy's Book of the Month: February 2012

Who has not been a landlord or a tenant? It is one of the most common legal relationships between people, and has been since the medieval period. But there is very little academic interest in the law of landlord and tenant. Nobody before has attempted to write its history.

This book shows how the rules on each point of importance have developed. Sometimes it demonstrates how a wrong turn has been taken, or an important principle forgotten. But its practical use is to provide the material for understanding the old cases, and to put those cases in their proper context; for it is hard for any lawyer, advising on a doubtful point, to say where exactly we are now, without a thorough understanding of what the law once was and how and when it might have changed.

Mark Wonnacott is a barrister at Maitland Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, London, specialising in property litigation. If it is attached to the ground, he litigates about it, and the dustier corners of land law are his particular favourite. He was counsel for the successful appellant in Berrisford v. Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd. [2011] UKSC 52, which revived the rule that a tenancy for an uncertain term is a defeasible lease for life.

Landlord and Tenant Law, Legal History
Preface and Acknowledgments
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of Works Referred to Frequently
Chapter 1: Grant and Conveyance
Chapter 2: Derivative Interests
Chapter 3: Rent
Chapter 4: Term
Chapter 5: Covenants and Contractual Promises
Chapter 6: Transmission and Disposition
Chapter 7: Termination
Chapter 8: Death, Insolvency and Dissolution
Chapter 9: Actions