Land Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

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Land Law: Text, Cases, and Materials has been designed to provide students with everything they need to approach their land law course with confidence. Experts in the area, the authors combine clear and insightful commentary with carefully chosen extracts to offer students a full account of the subject.

Using the popular 'Text, Cases, and Materials' format the authors take a critical approach to the subject, presenting thought-provoking analysis of some of the leading case-law ...

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Overview

Land Law: Text, Cases, and Materials has been designed to provide students with everything they need to approach their land law course with confidence. Experts in the area, the authors combine clear and insightful commentary with carefully chosen extracts to offer students a full account of the subject.

Using the popular 'Text, Cases, and Materials' format the authors take a critical approach to the subject, presenting thought-provoking analysis of some of the leading case-law in the area and inviting students to develop their own analytical skills ready for exams.

Covering a broad range of topics, the authors draw on their extensive teaching experience to present a comprehensive, critical and case-focused account of land law.

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering detailed updates to the law following publication, useful web links, multiple choice questions with answers and feedback, and guidance on answering end-of-chapter questions.

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Ben McFarlane, Professor of Law, University College London,Nicholas Hopkins, Professor of Law, University of Reading,Sarah Nield, Professor of Property Law, University of Southampton

Ben McFarlane is Professor of Law at University College London. He is a former Reader in Property Law & Trusts at Oxford University and a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. He has published a number of articles on land law in leading journals and is the author of The Law of Proprietary Estoppel (OUP, 2014). In 2010, he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Nicholas Hopkins is a Professor of Law at the University of Reading, where he formerly held the Chair of the Law School post. His research interests lie in property law, particularly informal rights in land and the interrelation between land law and other branches of law, including equity, unjust enrichment, family, housing policy and social security. He has published widely in these areas and has taught land law since 1993.

Sarah Nield is a Professor of Property Law at Southampton University. She has been teaching in law for the past 17 years, having previously held posts at Hong Kong University and the University of Bristol, teaching land, equity and trusts and company law. She is also a qualified solicitor. She has authored two books on land law in Hong Kong, one of which was the first textbook on Hong Kong land law.

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Table of Contents

A. Introduction
1. What's special about land?
2. What is land?
3. Human rights and land
B. The Content Question
4. Legal estates and legal interests
5. Equitable interests
6. Direct rights
C. The Acquisition Question
7. Formal methods of acquisition: contracts, deeds and registration
8. Informal methods of acquisition: adverse possession
9. The doctrine of anticipation: Walsh v Lonsdale
10. Proprietary estoppel
11. Trusts
12. The priority triangle
13. Unregistered land and priorities
14. Registered land and priorities
15. Evaluating the Land Registration Act 2002
D. The Shared Home
16. Interests in the home: the acquisition question
17. Regulating co-ownership: the content question
18. Co-ownership and third parties: applications for sale
19. Co-ownership and priorities: the defences question
20. Successive ownership
E. Licences and Leases
21. Licences
22. Leases
23. Regulating leases and protecting occupiers
24. Leasehold covenants
F: Neighbours and Neighbourhoods
25. Easements
26. Freehold covenants
27. Flat ownership: long leases and commonhold
G: Security Rights
28. Security interests in land
29. Protection of the borrower
30. Lender's rights and remedies

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