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Complete Land Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Fifth Edition

Barbara Bogusz and Roger Sexton

August 2017

ISBN: 9780198793250

824 pages

In Stock


Price: £33.99

Concepts, cases, and commentary combine to stimulate deep learning, critical thinking, and perceptive analysis.



Titles in the Complete series offer students a carefully blended combination of the subject's concepts, cases, and commentary. A combination which encourages critical thinking, stimulates analysis, and promotes a complete understanding.

  • Clear explanations of the legal concepts that underpin the subject give students a strong base on which to build
  • Extracts from cases and primary materials show at first hand the law at work and will deepen their understanding
  • Thought-provoking thinking points that ask your students' opinion will develop their analysis and show them how to critically evaluate the law
  • Review questions and self-testing tools will help consolidate knowledge and give students the confidence to perform well in assessments

New to this edition

  • Consideration of the Law Commission's consultation paper on Updating the Land Registration Act 2002 (CP No.227, 2016) and of the Court of Appeal decision in Wood v Waddington [2015] and its effect on s 62 LPA 1925
  • A range of new cases discussed including Birdlip v Hunter [2016] concerning freehold covenants, Davies v Davies [2016] regarding proprietary estoppel, and Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] on leasehold covenants
  • New 'Key cases' feature provides students with a clear checklist of essential cases pertinent to each topic so they can remind themselves of the core case law with ease

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, 2017).

Roger Sexton is a Former Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University where he specialized 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 of legal estates
    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 grants 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 mortgages
    24: The operation of mortgages

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by a free to access Online Resource Centre which features resources for students and lecturers.

For students
- Guidence for answering end-of-chapter questions in the book
- Self-test question with instant feedback
- A flashcard glossary of key terms
- Web links to useful websites

For lecturers
- Customizable PowerPoint slides containing the diagrams from the book for use in lectures and seminars

The ‘Re-Imagining the Teaching of Land Law’ workshop held at the University of Birmingham and funded by CEPLER enabled discussions about the teaching of land law - what works and what doesn't. A report summarising the day's discussions can be downloaded here.

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