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The Reform of Property Law

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ISBN13: 9781855218840
ISBN: 1855218844
Published: October 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work focuses on the development and current status of land law reform in the UK. Drawing on comparisons with other countries' land law legislations, the contributors trace the long and complex history of attempts to reform land law statutes.

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Part 1 General considerations: reforming the language of property law, Peter Butt; the role of the Law Commission, Trevor M. Aldridge; reform and parliamentary proceedings, D.N. Clarke; the dangers of reform, Jean Howell.
Part 2 Landlord and tenant: variation of leases and tenant liability, Susan Bright; termination of tenancies by tenants - a just cause?, Peter F. Smith; the reform of agricultural holdings law, Roger Gibbard and Neil Ravenscroft.
Part 3 Specific issues: land registration - reform at last?, R.J. Smith; the right to possession - the need for substantive reform, Lisa Whitehouse; the polluter pays, Rosalind Malcolm.
Part 4 International and comparative papers - general property law: general principles of property law - a traditional continental view, Wolfgang Minke; effects of the Hague Convention in a civil law country, Maurizio Luopi; identity matters, Lars van Vliet.
Part 5 International and comparative papers - land law: land law reform - a comparative perspective, Alan Watson; the mortgage as fidicuary - comparative perspectives on an emerging doctrine, Peter Devonshire; 700 years at one blow - the abolition of feudal land tenure in Scotland, Kenneth G.C. Reid; land law and reform in Ireland, Andrew Lyall; land reform in South Africa, C.G. van der Merwe and J.M Pienaar; reforming the priority rules in Hong Kong - a comparative perspective, S.H. Goo.