Land Law

Oxford University Press
  • 3. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 11. September 2020
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  • 304 Seiten
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A clear and concise introduction to the land law of England and Wales written in the Clarendon style: as a letter to a friend, with a minimum of footnotes and statutory material. It explains the origins of land law in the feudal system, its transformation by the legislation of 1925, and the modern regime in which registration is the key to the validity and enforceability of interests in land. Elizabeth Cooke introduces the building blocks of land law, namely property rights in land, and explains how they have evolved by a mixture of design and accident. The book explores the unique role of the trust in English law, and the many complications that can arise where ownership of land is shared (whether concurrently or consecutively). Throughout the book the themes of management of complexity in land law, and the tension between dynamic and static security, are examined. The law of mortgages, leases, easements and covenants is explained. The third edition has been updated with important developments in land law, including recent decisions of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, and reform proposals by the Law Commission. Written in an accessible style, this book is an essential read for all those coming to the subject for the first time.
3. Auflage
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • 0,58 MB
978-0-19-263952-3 (9780192639523)
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Elizabeth Cooke qualified as a solicitor in 1998. She was a lecturer at the University of Reading from 1993, and a professor of law from 2003 onwards. From 2008 to 2015 she served as Law Commissioner for England and Wales with responsibility for property, family and trusts law. From 2015 to 2019 she was the Principal Judge of the Land Registration Division of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber); from June 2019 she has been a judge of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). She has been a Deputy High Court Judge since 2012.
  • Cover
  • Series
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Table of Cases
  • Tables of Statutes
  • 1. What is Land Law?
  • What are property rights?
  • What is real property?
  • What is land?
  • Tensions and themes in land?law
  • Property rights and human rights
  • 2. Property Rights in Land
  • Ownership of land
  • Law and equity
  • Non-?ownership rights
  • The enforceability of legal and equitable property rights
  • 3. Land Law and Registration Today
  • 1925 and the management of complexity
  • Registration and the management of enforceability
  • The enforceability of beneficial interests in land
  • Indefeasibility and the register's positive warranty
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Creating and Acquiring Interests in Land: Words and Intentions
  • Formalities
  • Informal transacting
  • Resulting trusts
  • Common intention constructive trust
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Implied trusts, estoppel, and family property
  • Estoppel and the rescuing of informal transactions
  • 5. Joint Ownership of Land
  • Legal structure of concurrent beneficial joint ownership: Joint tenancy or tenancy in common
  • The statutory framework for trusts of land
  • The internal management of trusts of land
  • Dispute resolution for trusts of land
  • Trusts of land in bankruptcy
  • The external face of the trust of land
  • Afterword
  • 6. Mortgages
  • The mechanics of mortgages
  • Rights, remedies, and protections in the mortgage relationship
  • Third parties and the protection of mortgagees
  • Joint mortgagors and the problem of pressure
  • Mortgages, capital, and risk
  • 7. Leases, Licences, and Commonholds
  • Leases
  • Leases defined
  • Leases contrasted with licences
  • Types of lease
  • The need for certainty of term
  • Creation and registration of leases
  • Leasehold covenants
  • Termination of leases
  • Statutory regimes for the protection of the tenant's home and investment
  • Security of tenure
  • The right to buy and leasehold enfranchisement
  • Commonhold
  • Conclusions and reform
  • 8. Appurtenant Rights
  • Easements
  • Bringing easements to an?end
  • Covenants in freehold land
  • Bringing covenants to an?end
  • Reform for covenants?
  • The Law Commission's 2011 report
  • 9. Whatever Happened to Relativity of Title?
  • Relativity and limitation
  • Squatter's title
  • The revolution: Adverse possession and registered land
  • Adverse possession after the Land Registration Act 2002: Title by registration
  • Adverse possession and human rights
  • The residual law of adverse possession
  • Evaluation
  • Index
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