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Land Law Directions

Seventh Edition

Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198839811

544 pages

In Stock


Price: £34.99

This is the most student friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.



A considered balance of depth, detail, context, and critique, Land Law Directions books offer the most student-friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.

  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to evaluate the law critically: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place your students can aspire to take their learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The law on land registration has been consolidated into one accessible and comprehensive chapter
  • Includes an extended chapter on proprietary estoppel, with discussion of the most significant case post Davies v Davies (2016): Habberfield v Habberfield (2019)
  • Significant coverage of the key case Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd (2017) on rights of recreation as easements which pass with the land to each successive owner
  • Discusses easements in Gore v Naheed & Ahmed (2017) and considers the old rule in Harris v Flower (1904) in relation to this
  • Includes coverage of Smith v Molyneaux (2016) on unilateral permission/licences in adverse possession

About the Author(s)

Sandra Clarke, Dean of Law, University of Buckingham, and Sarah Greer, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester

Sandra Clarke is Dean of Law at the University of Buckingham. She has taught land law to undergraduates for over thirty years, previously holding the post of Head of Law at the University of Greenwich.

Professor Sarah Greer is the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Worcester, and has taught land law and trusts for over fifteen years. She is also a National Teaching Fellow.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Introduction
    1:What is land?
    2:The structure of land law
    Part 2: Legal Estates
    3:The freehold estate
    4:Registration of title
    6:Adverse possession
    Part 3: Sole and Joint Owners of Land
    7:The sole owner of land
    8:Joint owners of land (co-ownership)
    9:Trusts and the family home
    10:Proprietary estoppel
    11:Trusts of land
    Part 4: Rights Over Land
    12:Easements and profits
    13:Covenants in freehold land
    Part 5: The Bigger Picture
    15:Completing the puzzle
    16:Exam technique and the perils of question spotting


"A very strong text for introducing key concepts and cases that is accessible to students of all abilities." - Christopher Busst, University of Wolverhampton Law School

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This seventh 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 on answering the end of chapter questions
    - Additional self-test questions with answer feedback to test student's knowledge
    - Links to further reading to enhance topic knowledge
    - Flashcard glossary to revise key terms
    - Additional support on advanced topics including adverse possession, and easements and profits

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