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Published: 15 August 2018

1,248 Pages


ISBN: 9780198806066

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Land Law

Text, Cases & Materials

Fourth Edition

Ben McFarlane, Nicholas Hopkins, and Sarah Nield

Text, Cases, and Materials

  • Combines insightful author commentary with carefully selected extracts to provide a thought-provoking and contextualized account of the subject
  • Incorporates the authors' unique approach to land law which helps students understand how rules work in isolation as well as how they interlink. This approach benefits them with the tools to accomplish high-level analysis quickly
  • Provides detailed discussion of key land law cases, drawing together extracts from leading judgments, responses to controversial decisions, and the authors' own opinion to create a well-rounded account of the subject
  • Takes a thorough, detailed, and critical approach to the subject, providing a framework to support students throughout their course
  • Each chapter begins with a discussion of 'central issues', providing an at-a-glance account of the key debates and principles shaping each area of law supplying valuable context for students
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions and further reading suggestions to support study of the subject and to help students prepare for assessments
  • Accompanied by online resources, including multiple-choice-questions with instant feedback

New to this Edition:

  • Treatment of the Court of Appeals decision in Best v Chief Land Registrar on the impact on adverse possession of the criminalisation of squatting in a residential building
  • Discussion on Baker v Craggs which raises a number of issues relating to the definition of a legal estate, the registration gap, and overreaching
  • Consideration of the impact of the decision in McDonald v McDonald on horizontal effect in the private rental context
  • Coverage of the Court of Appeal decisions in Davies v Davies (proprietary estoppel), Mortgage Express v Lambert (overreaching) and Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts Ltd (recreational easements)
  • A revised Chapter 18: The registered title, rectification and indemnity which examines the Law Commissions 2016 Consultation Paper on Updating the Land Registration Act 2002

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