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Textbook on Land Law

Sixteenth Edition

Judith-Anne MacKenzie

September 2016

ISBN: 9780198748373

696 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £31.99

The most illustrative land law text available, giving students the law, the context, and its practical application.

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Trusted by students for 30 years, Textbook on Land Law is the most illustrative land law text available, giving students the law, the context, and its practical application.

  • Practical examples are provided throughout in order to bring the subject to life by showing how legal rules work in practice
  • Detailed, accurate coverage and a direct, engaging writing style are combined to give clarity to complex areas
  • Includes figures to help students visualize rules; and sample legal documents that put the theory into context engaging writing style to give lucidity to complex areas
  • Includes end-of-chapter further reading references to direct additional research
  • Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring further in depth coverage of selected topics to help students develop their understanding, and legal updates to keep readers abreast of the latest changes in this area

New to this edition

  • Impact of the Infrastructure Act 2015 on fracking and the 'down to the centre of the earth' doctrine and Bocardo SA v Star Energy UK Onshore Ltd [2010]
  • The shift of responsibility for local land charges from local authorities to the Land Registry
  • Possible changes to human rights legislation and McDonald v Mcdonald [2015] on horizontal effect
  • Southern Pacific Mortgages Ltd v Scott [2015] and overriding interests
  • R (Best) v Chief Land Registrar [2015], on the impact of criminalization of some forms of trespass on title by adverse possession
  • Capehorn v Harris [2015] and the risk of eliding the two stage process in Stack v Dowden
  • Barnes v Phillips [2015], on the variation of rights in co-ownership
  • Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd [2015], on whether sporting and recreational rights can constitute an easement
  • The Law Commission's final report on Rights to Light and the report on Conservation Covenants

About the Author(s)

Judith-Anne MacKenzie

Judith-Anne MacKenzie was, for 21 years,a practising barrister in the Civil Service working intially as Assistant Parliamentary Counsel (drafting legislation), and later as a Senior Civil Servant in the DTI, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Transport. Prior to that she was a legal academic and a barrister in private practice. She has now retired from practice but continues to work as an author. She is also Special Advisor to the Save Me Trust.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    1: Estates in land
    2: Interests in land
    3: Land law and human rights
    Part II: Acquisition of Estates in Land
    4: Buying a house
    5: The contract
    6: Unregistered land
    7: Registered land
    8: Acquisition of an estate by adverse possession
    Part III: Legal Estates
    9: The freehold estate
    10: The leasehold estate
    11: Obligations of landlord and tenant
    12: Enforcement of leasehold covenants
    13: Remedies for breach of leasehold covenants
    14: Commonhold
    Part IV: Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel
    15: Express and implied trusts
    16: Co-ownership
    17: Trusts of land
    18: Settled land act settlements
    19: Perpetuities and accumulations
    20: Resulting and constructive trusts of the family home
    21: Proprietary estoppel
    Part V: Licences
    22: Nature of a licence
    23: Enforcement of a licence
    Part VI: Third-party Rights
    24: Mortgages and charges
    25: Priorities in relation to mortgages and charges
    26: Easements and profits à prendre
    27: Covenants relating to freehold land
    Part VII: Conclusion
    28: The family home
    29: What is land?

Reviews

This is an engaging text with informative commentary and practical examples to illustrate the key points. Highly accessible - Charles Abbott, Lecturer in Law, BPP University -

Clearly written, well arranged, comprehensive, and accessible. An excellent textbook - Dr Douglas Bain, Lecturer in Law, University of Aberdeen -

It is exceptionally user friendly, well researched, up to date, and offers comprehensive coverage of all key areas students are likely to encounter on undergraduate modules - Sam Burton, Senior Lecturer in Law, Sheffield Hallam University -

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring further in depth coverage of selected topics to help students develop their understanding, advice on tackling land law problems, and legal updates to keep readers abreast of the latest changes in this area.

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