Land Law: A Problem-Based Approach (Problem Based Learning)

Land Law: A Problem-Based Approach (Problem Based Learning)

By: Rebecca Kelly (author), Emma Hatfield (author)Paperback

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Problem-Based Learning is a way of learning that presents a practical problem scenario in the context of which learning is conducted. Normally students are taught law through the transmission of information about legal principles and not presented with problems until they have accumulated enough information to solve them. In PBL, discussion and analysis of the problem starts the process of learning, rather than acting as an end point. As a curriculum concept, it is becoming increasingly common in law schools as the use of problem scenarios helps to trigger awareness of legal issues and to engage interest by highlighting the real-world ramifications. This new textbook creates a fresh approach to learning land law through the use of scenarios found in real-life which bring what is often perceived to be a dry and difficult subject to life. This helps both to engage the student and make the subject more accessible as well as demonstrating to students how land law actually operates in the real world. Land Law is often seen as an esoteric subject with lots of technicalities and complex vocabulary and students often forget the context in which it operates. With Land Law: A Problem-Based Approach, context is placed at the heart of learning. Students are learning through application rather than via an abstract set of rules and can therefore gain a deeper understanding of how land law works, not just what it is. Unlike other textbooks, Land Law: A Problem-Based Approach integrates a thorough exposition of the law with practice, facilitating a more active learning approach and helping students to engage directly with the key cases and statutes to develop key skills of analysis, problem-solving and application. Written in a clear and concise style but without sacrificing detail or analysis, the book guides the reader towards a deeper understanding of the land law curriculum. Key features include: * An introductory chapter outlining the problem-based learning approach and how to use the book. * Content overviews at the start of each chapter which provide a useful outline of the chapter's content and the key principles * PBL scenarios at the start of each chapter which provide the real-life context to each topic and help to familiarise readers with the legal language and style they will encounter. Together with the relevant supporting documents, these scenarios are referenced and integrated throughout the chapter * `let's put this into context' boxes which require students to apply the law that they have learnt back to the problem scenario and offer opportunities to reflect and consolidate on the content covered * Essential Cases and Essential Statutes boxes reinforce the essential role of cases and legislation in the development and application of land law and help students identify key cases and legislation for revision purposes * Understanding Terminology boxes and an online glossary help students to get to grips with the technical terms and vocabulary unique to land law * Tables and diagrams explain difficult concepts and rules, ideal for visual learners * Tips and notes highlight key issues and make links between different aspects of the law without interrupting the flow of the text. * Specimen exam-style questions are ideal for revision and help to provide opportunities to apply learning and practice exam technique

About Author

Emma Hatfield, LL.B(Hons), LL.M. FHEA is a senior law lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and a solicitor (non-practising). She teaches on all aspects of Land and Property Law and has written on areas of Commercial Property, Landlord and Tenant, Planning Law and Electronic Conveyancing. Emma's particular research interest is electrification of the property system encompassing the transfer of property through non-paper based systems and their implementation. Rebecca Kelly LL.B(Hons), LL.M. FHEA is a senior law lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. She teaches on all aspects of Land Law in addition to Equity and Trusts and has written on several areas of law including Landlord and Tenant, Estoppel and Constructive Trusts. Rebecca's particular research interest is in relation to pedagogy with particular reference to student learning, teaching techniques and professional skills development.

Contents

CONTENTS Guide to the Problem-Based Learning Series Guide to the Website Table of Cases Table of Statutes CHAPTER ONE - AN INTRODUCTION (REBECCA KELLY) Studying Land Law Using the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Approach in Land Law Features of this book How to use this book CHAPTER TWO - PROPERTY RIGHTS IN LAND (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter Aims and Objectives Property Rights Classification of Property The definition of land Ownership of land Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER THREE - COMMON LAW AND EQUITY (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Common law and equity Legal interests in land The requirement of a deed Equitable interests in land Exceptions to the requirements of S2 LP(MP)A 1989 Enforcement of equitable interests The 1925 property legislation Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER FOUR - UNREGISTERED LAND (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Problems with the former system Land charges Overreachable equitable interests Equitable interests remaining subject to the doctrine of notice Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER FIVE - REGISTERED LAND (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives The aims of the Land Registration Acts Substantively registrable titles Structure of the register of title First registration of title Grades of title Dispositions of a registered title Third party rights in registered land Process for transfer of registered land Altering the register Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER SIX - LEASEHOLD (EMMA HATFIELD) Chapter aims and objectives The Basics Essential characteristics of a lease Types of leases Creation of leases Determination of tenancies Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER SEVEN - LEASEHOLD COVENANTS (EMMA HATFIELD) Chapter aims and objectives The Basics The running of covenants Remedies for breach of covenant Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER EIGHT - LICENCES (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Meaning and creation of a licence Enforcement between the original parties Enforcement between successors in title Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER NINE - EXPRESS, RESULTING AND CONSTRUCTIVE TRUSTS (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Express trusts Resulting and constructive trusts Express agreement and detriment Discussion question End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER TEN - TRUSTS OF LAND (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Concurrent interests (co-ownership) Successive interests The trust of land Powers of the court Protection for purchasers Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question CHAPTER ELEVEN - CO-OWNERSHIP (EMMA HATFIELD) Chapter aims and objectives The basics The two forms of co-ownership Legal and equitable title Creation of joint tenancies and tenancies in common in equity Severance of joint tenancy The trusts of land and appointment of trustees act 1996 End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER TWELVE - EASEMENTS (EMMA HATFIELD) Chapter aims and objectives The basics The characteristics and qualities of an easement Acquisition of an easement or profit Prescription Protection of easements and profits Extinguishment of easement / profit Discussion End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER THIRTEEN - MORTGAGES (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Why have mortgages? Meaning and the creation of a legal mortgage Equitable mortgages Rights of a mortgagor Rights of the mortgagee Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER FOURTEEN - FREEHOLD COVENANTS (EMMA HATFIELD) Freehold covenants Chapter aims and objectives The original parties and enforceability of the covenants Enforceability of covenants by successors in title Protection of covenants Remedies Discharge of restrictive covenants Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question CHAPTER FIFTEEN - ADVERSE POSSESSION (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives Justifications for adverse possession The requirements for adverse possession The effect of adverse possession Human rights Criminal law and adverse possession Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question CHAPTER SIXTEEN - PROPRIETARY ESTOPPEL (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives The meaning of proprietary estoppel Establishing proprietary estoppel Satisfying the equity The proprietary status of a claim Discussion section End of chapter summary Essay question CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - COMMONHOLD (REBECCA KELLY) Chapter aims and objectives The meaning of commonhold The benefits of commonhold The requirements for commonhold land Termination of commonhold Discussion section End of chapter summary CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - THE CONVEYANCING OF LAND (EMMA HATFIELD) Chapter aims and objectives Initial matters First steps Investigating title Searches Exchange Pre-completion Day of completion Late completion and delayed completion End of chapter summary Essay question Problem question INDEX

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  • ISBN13: 9780415844901
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9780415844901
  • weight: 1021
  • ISBN10: 0415844908

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