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Complete Land Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Fourth Edition

Barbara Bogusz and Roger Sexton

July 2015

ISBN: 9780198725763

832 pages

In Stock


Price: £33.99

The only text, cases, and materials book at an introductory level; supportive learning features and clear author commentary improves students' engagement and confidence with primary materials.



Presenting extracts from significant cases and legislation, Complete Land Law is supported by clear author commentary and useful learning features. The explanations and examples in this textbook have been crafted to help students develop necessary critical thinking and problem solving skills to aid their understanding of the subject.

  • Uses the text, cases, and materials format to provide comprehensive and convenient access to a wide range of sources to help support and develop student understanding of key areas
  • Includes carefully constructed learning features to maximize student understanding without oversimplifying; perfect for students with no prior knowledge of land law and looking for a reliable guide to the subject
  • Features critical thinking points and review questions to guide students through extract reading, helping to develop confidence in working with primary sources and providing a spring-board for independent analysis and research
  • Includes chapter summaries, examples, definitions, and diagrams to help consolidate student learning and clearly explain areas of difficulty
  • Accompanied by a free Online Resource Centre which includes a range of additional features to support student learning, including updates from the authors, useful weblinks, an interactive glossary, and answer outlines. For lecturers the website also includes electronic versions of the figures in the text and a ready-made testbank of multiple choice questions with feedback for use in class-testing

New to this edition

  • Aspects of Scott v Southern Pacific Mortgages are discussed fully
  • Considers whether enjoyment of an easement can amount to actual occupation (Chaudhary v Yavuz)
  • Includes the issue of creditors under section 15 of Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act and section 335A of the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Considers section 15 of Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act and post Mortgage Corp v Shaire cases
  • Considers Best v Chief Land Registrar and the effect of the criminalising of squatting by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
  • Consideration of the retrospective effect of rectifying the register where a restored interest is in competition with another interest (Gold Harp v Macleod)
  • Includes an expanded discussion of positive freehold covenants, particularly Halsall v Brizell
  • A discussion of Parshall v Hackney has been added to the text

About the Author(s)

Barbara Bogusz, Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester, and Roger Sexton, Formerly Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University

Barbara Bogusz is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester where she is involved in teaching land law and intellectual property law on the LLB. Barbara is also the author, with Elspeth Berry and Matthew Homewood, of Complete EU Law (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Roger Sexton is a former Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University where he specialised for many years in teaching land law.

Table of Contents

    Part 1 Introduction: Estates and Interests in Land
    1: Introduction to the types of property rights in land
    2: Tenures and estates
    3: Creation of legal and equitable rights in land
    Part 2 Unregistered Land
    4: Protection of legal and equitable property rights in unregistered land
    Part 3 Registered Land
    5: Registration of title - the basic principles
    6: Minor interests and overriding interests
    Part 4 Acquisition of Interests in Land (I)
    7: Trusts of land
    8: Co-ownership of land - the basic principles
    9: Co-ownership - the resolution of disputes
    Part 5 Acquisition of Interests in Land (II)
    10: Licences and proprietary estoppel
    Part 6 Leases
    11: Leases - the basic requirements
    12: Obligations in leases
    13: The running of covenants in a lease
    14: Termination of leases
    Part 7 Informal Acquisition of Legal Estates
    15: Adverse possession and the limitation acts
    Part 8 Protection for the Purchaser of Registered Land
    16: Rectification of the register of title
    Part 9 Easements
    17: The essential characteristics of easements
    18: Creation of express and implied grant of easements
    19: Prescription for easements (and profits)
    Part 10 Freehold Covenants: Restrictive and Positive Covenants
    20: Freehold covenants
    21: Escaping from restrictive covenants
    Part 11 Mortgages
    22: The creation of mortgages
    23: The remedies of mortgagees
    24: The operation of mortgages


Review from previous edition Concise, well-written and "complete" in its treatment of property law for the modern law student.A very impressive guide, the text explains the significance of the case law perfectly. Bogusz and Sexton take the fear out of land law. - Ian Johnson, Senior Professional Tutor in Law, Law Department, Liverpool Hope University

A high-quality, comprehensive, successful hybrid of a textbook and casebook. - Simon Barnett, Law Department, University of Hertfordshire

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