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Land law

Author: Diane Chappelle
Publisher: Harlow : Longman, 2007.
Series: Foundation studies in law series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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This is an accessible consideration of the main legal principles, estates and interests in land law. The book is clearly structured to encourage application of legal principles throughout with  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Chappelle
ISBN: 9781405858250 1405858257
OCLC Number: 266468789
Notes: Previous edition: 2006.
Description: li, 500 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPrefaceTable of casesTable of statutes and statutory materialTable of EC legislationPART 1: LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING: LAYING THE FOUNDATION1. THE WHO, HOW, WHY AND WHAT OF LAND LAW- An introduction to this book and to the subjectWhy yet another land law book?A. About this bookWho cares? The many and varied people who can be affected by the ownership of and dealings with interests in land.What are they? Estates and interests in landHow can they exist? Classification of interestsHow can you hold them? The various ways in which the legal estates can be heldWho does what? The respective roles of trustees and beneficial owners and of landlords and tenantsHow can you acquire them? The rules, principles and formalities governing the acquisition of interests in landWhen and for how long? The points in time at which a holder acquires and loses his interest in landHow can you protect them? Methods of protection afforded to all interests in land after 1925Human RightsReform -Proposals regarding certain aspects of land lawHow to apply it allB. What is Land Law?C. What types of property are there?D. What is land?To the heavens aboveTo the depths of the earthWhatever is attached to the groundFixtures and fittingsAll land belongs to the CrownE. LicencesWhat's the problem? Licences in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? Nature and characteristics of licencesSummaryFurther reading2. HOW CAN YOU ACQUIRE THEM? The rules, principles and formalities governing the acquisition of interests in landI. Formal acquisitionWhat's the problem? Formalities in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat is it? The rules, principles and formalities governing the acquisition of interests in landDeedsE-conveyancingContractsEquitable interestsII. Informal acquisitionA. Adverse possessionWhat's the problem? Adverse possession in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat is it? The nature and characteristics of adverse possessionAdverse possession of unregistered landAdverse possession of registered landRemediesB. Proprietary estoppelWhat's the problem? Proprietary estoppel in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat is it? The nature and characteristics of proprietary estoppelHow to satisfy the equityQuantificationCategories of estoppelHow to protect them: ensuring the interest is binding on third partiesSummaryFurther reading3. HOW CAN YOU PROTECT THEM? Methods of protection afforded to all interests in landWhat's the problem? The need to protect interests in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedA. Before 1926Legal interestsEquitable interestsThe doctrine of noticeB. After 1925: Unregistered landOverreachingRegistrable interestsResidual interestsThe effect of registration and non-registrationC. After 1925: Registered landThe system of registration by titleRectificationIndemnityThe interestsThe doctrine of notice and registered landThe effect of registrationReformSummaryFurther reading4. HOW CAN YOU LOSE THEM? Matters which may subsequently defeat an estate or interestA. Compulsory purchaseB. The rule against perpetuitiesStatutory modifications to the ruleNon-application of the ruleReformSummaryFurther readingPART II: THE LEGAL ESTATES: A time in land5. INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ESTATESHow can you hold them? Holding titleHow can they exist? Classification: Legal or equitable?Who does what? The roles of the partiesSummary6. THE FEE SIMPLE ABSOLUTE IN POSSESSIONThe fee simple prior to 1926The fee simple absoluteA conditional fee simpleA determinable fee simpleA fee tailThe life interestThe fee simple after 1925Summary7. TRUSTS OF LANDWhat's the problem? Trusts of land in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? The nature and characteristics of trusts of landWho does what? The roles of the trustees and the beneficiariesHow can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalities of acquisitionQuantificationStatutory rightsWhen and for how long? Duration of interests behind trusts for landThe legal estateThe equitable interestsConsequences of severanceBankrupcyHow can you protect them? Ensuring the interests are binding on third partiesReformSummaryFurther reading8. TERMS OF YEARS ABSOLUTEWhat's the problem? Leases in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? Nature and characteristics of leasesTypes of leaseEssential characertistics of a leaseHow can they exist? Classification: Legal or equitable?Who does what? Roles of the partiesThe landlordThe tenantHow can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalitiesWhen and for how long? Duration of leases and their covenantsThe running of covenantsEnforcementThe tenant's right to buyHow to protect them: Ensuring rights under leases against third partiesReformSummaryFurther reading9. COMMONHOLDWhat's the problem? Commonhold in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat is it? The nature and characteristics of commonholdHow can they exist? Classification: legal or equitableHow can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalitiesWhen and for how long? Duration of commonholdsHow can you protect them? Ensuring rights under commonholds against third partiesSummaryFurther readingPART III: INTERESTS IN LAND: The buyer beware10. INTRODUCTION TO INTERESTS IN LANDSummary11. MORTGAGESWhat's the problem? Mortgages in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? Nature and characteristics of a mortgageLooking after the mortgagor - rights of mortgageesLooking after the mortgagee - remedies for the mortgageeUndue influenceHow can they exist? Classification: legal or equitable?How can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalitiesWhen and for how long? Duration of mortgagesHow can you protect them? SummaryFurther reading12. EASEMENTSWhat's the problem? Easements in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? Nature and characteristics of easementsA dominant and a servient tenementCapable of grantHow can they exist? Classification: Legal or equitableHow can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalitiesWhen and for how long? Duration of easementsHow can you protect them? Ensuring rights against third partiesReformSummaryFurther reading13. PROFITS A PRENDREWhat's the problem? Profits a pendre in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? Nature and characteristics of profits a pendreHow can they exist? Classification: legal or equitableHow can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalitiesWhen and for how long? Duration of profits a pendreHow can you protect them? Ensuring rights against third partiesSummary14. RESTRICTIVE COVENANTSWhat's the problem? Restrictive covenants in contextWho cares? Those who will be affectedWhat are they? Nature and characteristics of restrictive covenantsHow can they exist? Classification: legal or equitableHow can you acquire them? Rules, principles and formalitiesRunning the benefitRunning the burdenWhen and for how long? Duration of restrictive covenantsHow can you protect them? Ensuring rights against third partiesReformSummaryFurther reading
Series Title: Foundation studies in law series.
Responsibility: Diane Chappelle.

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