Unlocking Land Law will help you grasp the main concepts of the subject with ease. Containing accessible explanations in clear and precise terms that are easy to understand, it provides an excellent foundation for learning and revising land law. The information is clearly presented in a logical structure and the following features support learning, helping you to advance with confidence: clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject; key facts summaries throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding; end-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic; cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly; frequent activities and self-test questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice; sample essay questions with annotated answers prepare you for assessment; glossary of legal terms clarifies important definitions. This edition has been extensively rewritten and updated to include discussion of recent changes and developments within the module. These include the decision in Marr v Collie  UKPC 17 and its implications on implied trusts and rights in the family home; Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts  EWCA Civ 238, which has reviewed the definition of an easement; Smith v Molyneux  UKPC 35, which revisits the law on consent to a licence in adverse possession cases, and, not least, the interesting decision in Baker v Craggs  EWCA 1126, which considers what constitutes a legal estate in land under s 2 Law of Property Act 1925.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Guide to the book; Preface; List of Figures; List of Tables; Table of cases; Table of statutes and statutory instruments; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The definition of 'land'; 1.2.1 Corporeal and incorporeal hereditaments; 1.3 Tenures and estates in land; 1.3.1 Tenure; 1.3.2 Estates; 1.3.3 Legal estates in land before 1925; 1.3.4 Estates in land from and after 1925; 1.4 Ownership of the surface of the land: boundaries; 1.4.1 Land bordering the coast or a river 1.4.2 The doctrine of accretion1.4.3 Other boundaries; 1.4.4 Natural rights of support for the land; 1.5 Ownership of the surface of the land: items found in or on the surface of the land, including minerals; 1.5.1 Fixtures and fittings; 1.5.2 Everyday objects in a house; 1.5.3 Items bought under hire purchase; 1.5.4 Intention of the parties; 1.5.5 The tenant's right to remove fixtures; 1.5.6 Express reference in the contract for sale; 1.6 Objects found 'in or on' the surface of the land; 1.6.1 Objects found in the ground; 1.6.2 Minerals found in the ground 1.6.3 Objects found on the surface of the ground1.7 Treasure; 1.7.1 The Treasure Act 1996; 1.8 Ownership of airspace above the land; 1.8.1 The higher stratum; 1.8.2 The lower stratum; Sample essay question; Further reading; Chapter 2: Common law and equity; 2.1 Common law and equity; 2.1.1 Defects in the common law system; 2.1.2 The growth of equity; 2.1.3 The Judicature Acts 1873-75; 2.1.4 Are common law and equity totally fused?; 2.2 The development of the trust; 2.2.1 The historical development of the trust; 2.2.2 The trust today; 2.2.3 The express trust; 2.2.4 Implied trusts 2.3 The difference between legal and equitable interests in property2.3.1 Rights in rem and rights in personam; 2.3.2 The effect of equitable rights on third parties; 2.3.3 The bona fide purchaser for value without notice; 2.3.4 What does 'bona fide purchaser for value' mean?; 2.3.5 Notice; 2.3.6 Overreaching; 2.4 The historical background to the property legislation of 1925; 2.4.1 Legal estates under the Law of Property Act 1925; 2.4.2 Legal interests under the Law of Property Act 1925; 2.4.3 Equitable interests; 2.4.4 The 1925 property legislation; 2.5 The Land Charges Act 1925 2.5.1 Classes of land charges2.5.2 Registration of land charges; 2.5.3 The effect of registration; 2.5.4 Rights that are incapable of registration under the Land Charges Acts 1925-72; 2.6 Unregistered land in the twenty-first century; Further reading; Chapter 3: Registered land; 3.1 Introduction to registration of title; 3.1.1 Features of the land registration system; 3.1.2 The aims behind the Land Registration Acts; 3.1.3 The key features of the registration system; 3.1.4 The Land Registry; 3.1.5 How land registration works; 3.2 The reform of the law on land registration
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