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Giving a clear, concise introduction to land law, this book looks at the way in which the law regulates our relationship with the land on which we walk, work, and live. Land law is about the connections between people and land, and also the relationships between people, jostling for space and allocating resources. As people change, so do the ways they use and think about land: land law today looks very ...
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Overview

Giving a clear, concise introduction to land law, this book looks at the way in which the law regulates our relationship with the land on which we walk, work, and live. Land law is about the connections between people and land, and also the relationships between people, jostling for space and allocating resources. As people change, so do the ways they use and think about land: land law today looks very different from how it did fifty years ago, and in another generation's time it
will have changed again.

Elizabeth Cooke introduces the building blocks of land law, namely property rights in land, and explains how they have evolved by a mixture of design and accident. The book examines ownership rights, non-ownership rights, both legal and equitable, and provides analysis of how these different rights can apply to a single piece of land, and how they are managed and enforced. Throughout the book the role of registration is central, and the implications of the Land Registration Act 2002 for English
land law are fully explored.

The second edition has been updated to incorporate important developments in the law relating to the family home, and in the interaction of land law with the law of human rights. It also benefits from the author's own contribution to the Law Commission's report on easements, covenants, and profits à prendre. Written in an accessible style, this book is an essential read for all those coming to the subject for the first time.
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"Elizabeth Cooke has produced a clearly written and admirably concise work which often uses colloquial examples to help the reader grasp the material. Though no doubt intended primarily for law students, Land Law will appeal to anyone interested in penetrating the thicket of the law of real property rights."
--GEOMATICA, Vol. 66, 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191633645
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Series: Clarendon Law Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Cooke joined the School of Law at the University of Reading in 1992, having practised as a solicitor since 1988. She is currently researching property law, particularly land registration; she is director of the Centre for Property Law at the University of Reading. Her book, The Modern Law of Estoppel, was joint winner in 2001 of the prize given by the Society of Public Teachers of Law for outstanding legal scholarship by a younger scholar.

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Table of Contents

1. What is Land Law?
2. Property Rights in Law
3. Land Law and Registration Today
4. Creating and Acquiring Interests in Land: Words and Intentions
5. Joint Ownership of Land
6. Mortgages
7. Leases, Licences, and Commonholds
8. Appurtenant Rights
9. Whatever Happened to the Relativity of Title?

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