This popular textbook on Land Law provides a clear, straightforward and concise introduction to this rich and adaptable area of the law. It uses accessible language and stresses a full understanding of a few important cases rather than a superficial understanding of many. The tenth edition of this textbook has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It includes more critical, in-depth content to further aid understanding, and has more diagrams illustrating how to apply the law. Useful features include key concepts at the start of each chapter, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading, as well as a companion website containing a glossary, quizzes and suggested techniques on how to tackle questions and problems.
This is an ideal companion for students studying land law as part of a law degree or on the GDL/CPE; it is perfect also for students taking the subject as part of a surveying or estate management course.
Mark Davys is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Law, Keele University. His main interest is land law, having previously practised in this area as a solicitor. Mark is well known for taking an innovative approach to his teaching and is the holder of two Keele University awards for excellence in teaching. He was also shortlisted for the OUP Law Teacher of the Year 2014 Prize.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.- 1. Introduction to Land Law.- 2. The Foundations of Land Law.- 3. What is 'land'?.- PART II: TITLE.- 4. Registered Title.- 5. Unregistered Land.- Part III: THE ESTATES AND INTEREST.- 6. Freehold Land.- 7. The Leasehold Estate.- 8. Leasehold Covenants.- 9. Licences.- 10. Easements and Profits.- 11. Mortgages.- 12.Covenants in Freehold Land.- PART IV: SHARING INTERESTS IN LAND.- 13. Concurrent Co-ownership.- 14. Trusts of Land.- PART V: ACQUIRING INTERESTS IN LAND.- 15. Land Contract and Other Formalities.- 16. Adverse Possession.- 17. Implied Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel.