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Thompson's Modern Land Law

Seventh Edition

Martin George and Antonia Layard

July 2019

ISBN: 9780198828020

656 pages

Price: £32.99

Land law through a theoretical lens encourages the development of critical analysis.



Providing contemporary coverage of the essential topics, Thompson's Modern Land Law helps students to understand the underlying principles of the law and develop analytical skills by looking at the subject through a theoretical lens.

  • Detailed but lucid explanations of difficult rules and concepts guide students through areas that they commonly find challenging
  • The theoretical approach is supported by excellent author commentary, exposing students to areas of debate and encouraging them to use critique in essays and examinations

About the Author(s)

Martin George, Associate Professor of Property Law, University of Leicester, and Antonia Layard, Professor of Law, University of Bristol

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


"Thompson's Modern Land Law is an excellent book. It is well written, highly readable, and incorporates a meaningful level of detail and analysis without distracting from the core points." - Dr Thomas Murphy, Senior Lecturer in Law, Ulster University

"It covers the principles of land law in a logical and accessible manner; I have no hesitation in recommending it to my students. " - Dr Bonnie Holligan, Lecturer in Property Law, University of Sussex

"An interesting and intellectually stimulating book, which helps to aid clearer understanding of the subject matter. " - Kiran Iqbal, student at University of Manchester

Additional Resources

For regular updates and discussion on land law issues visit @modernlandlaw on Twitter which is regularly maintained by the authors.

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