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Published: 28 June 2012

704 Pages | 10 line diagrams


ISBN: 9780199641376

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Modern Land Law

Fifth Edition

Mark P. Thompson

  • Focused analysis and a refreshing, contemporary approach which illustrates the context within which land law operates, encouraging readers to appreciate its social importance.
  • Enables students to understand the underlying principles of the law and to grasp the policy issues that arise in areas of contention.
  • Carefully selected content is deliberately divided into chapters that reflect the subject matter of Land Law courses.

New to this Edition:

  • Extended coverage of the impact of the Human Rights Act in land law, to include full consideration of the Supreme Court decisions in Manchester City Council v Pinnock.
  • Revision of the coverage of the family home to deal with the impact of Stack v Dowden, and the Supreme Court decision in Jones v Kernott.
  • Coverage of the developments concerning estoppel, including the House of Lords decision in Thorner v Major.
  • Coverage of the Supreme Court decision in Berrisford v Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd on the certainty of leases.
  • Expansion of the chapters on easements and covenants, to take full account of the final Law Commission proposals relating to these areas.
  • An improved design ensures the new edition is coherent and easy to navigate.

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