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Complete Land Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Sixth Edition

Barbara Bogusz and Roger Sexton

September 2019

ISBN: 9780198824909

816 pages

In Stock


Price: £37.99

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



Complete Land Law 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 students' 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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Discussion of new cases from the last 24 months, including the key case Rashid v Nasrullah [2018] on fraudulent activity within adverse possession.
  • The author has added extra commentary on extracts, to further elucidate the reason why the judgments were made for each case.
  • Citations are highlighted to help students identify the source of cases when revising and essay writing.
  • Additional bullet points and diagrams have been added to illustrate key concepts and themes.

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 (OUP).

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:Interests protected by registration 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 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


"It is student friendly yet it is not superficial or simplified in content; I would definitely recommend it." - Dr Vickie Thanapal, Teaching Fellow in Law, University of Surrey

"The chronology of topics is excellent and the discussion is very engaging as well as easy to understand." - Dr Mohammad Sabuj, Lecturer in Law, University of Suffolk

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The sixth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
    The online resources that support the book include guidance for answering end-of-chapter questions in the book and self-test questions with instant feedback.

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