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Modern Land Law

Fifth Edition

Mark P. Thompson

June 2012

ISBN: 9780199641376

704 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £32.99

Modern Land Law offers fresh and contemporary coverage of all the major topics covered on the LLB. It moves away from the traditionally dense, black-letter approach to offer a more engaging look at the social context within which land law operates. The author guides students through the various debates which continue around the subject.

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Modern Land Law offers fresh and contemporary coverage of all the major topics covered on the LLB. It moves away from the traditionally dense, black-letter approach to offer a more engaging look at the social context within which land law operates. The author guides students through the various debates which continue around the subject.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Mark P. Thompson, Professor of Law and Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Leicester

Mark P. Thompson is Professor of Law and Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Leicester University. He is a specialist in Property Law and has acted as consultant to the Law Commission on two Working Papers.

Table of Contents

    1: The Scope of the Subject
    2: Tenure and Estates
    3: Law, Equity and Human Rights
    4: The 1925 Legislation
    5: Registration of Title
    6: The Transfer of Freehold Land
    7: Possessory Titles
    8: Consecutive and Concurrent Interests in Land
    9: Co-ownership 1: Acquisition of Interests in the Home
    10: Co-ownership 2: The Legal Framework of Co-ownership
    11: Leasehold Estates
    12: Mortgages
    13: Easements
    14: Covenants between Freeholders
    15: Licences and Estoppel

Reviews

It is often said by anyone studying land law for the first time that understanding this area of law is one of the most challenging parts of an undergraduate law degree. [...] Modern Land Law tries to help the reader overcome these issues by demystifying the complex weave of matters while, at the same time, keeping a high level of detail. - Student Law Journal

If you are looking for an accessible account of property law, then you should seriously consider buying Mark Thompson's Modern Land Law. - Student Law Journal

Review from previous edition An excellent, competent book. Students would do well to follow an uncomplicated and comprehensive exposition such as this. - Louisa Dubery, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester

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