Modern Land Law offers a lively and thought-provoking account of a subject that remains at the heart of our legal system. Dispelling any apprehension about the subject’s formidability from the outset, this compact textbook provides an absorbing and exact analysis of all the key legal principles relating to land.
"Maintaining its explanation of land law in an understandable and logical fashion, this edition has been substantially rewritten and revised to take into account the impact of the reforms of the Land Registration Act 2002. This new edition provides the most recent and exhaustive treatment of this key piece of legislation on land law. In addition, each chapter has been expanded and updated to include an analysis of the most recent case law."--BOOK JACKET.
In September 1998 the Law Commission published its blueprint for land registration in the next century. Martin Dixon's guide to the area of the law concerned with land tenure is now in its sixth edition.
Thompson's Modern Land Law looks at the core areas of this subject area through a theoretical and critical lens. The authors excel at explaining difficult rules and concepts clearly but without oversimplification, guiding students around the common pitfalls in areas where there is typically misunderstanding or confusion. Straightforward accounts of the law are underpinned by insightful author commentary on areas of debate, exposing students to critical reasoning. Examples of the context in which land law operates helps students to understand abstract topics and encourages them to appreciate the social importance of this subject. Online Resources You will find regular updates to the law and discussion on Twitter by following @modernlandlaw, which is regularly maintained by the authors.
Doctrinal and critical, Thompson's Modern Land Law looks at the core areas of this subject area through a theoretical lens. The authors excel at explaining difficult rules and concepts clearly but without oversimplification, guiding students around the common pitfalls in areas where there is typically misunderstanding or confusion. Straightforward accounts of the law are underpinned by insightful author commentary on areas of debate, exposing students to critical reasoning. Examples of the context in which land law operates helps students to understand abstract topics and encourages them to appreciate the social importance of this subject.
The third edition of Modern Land Law provides an engaging and highly accessible introduction to the basic principles of contemporary land law, covering all the major topics studied by undergraduates. Taking a fresh, analytical approach, Mark Thompson excels in explaining complex situations andrules clearly but without oversimplification. The book explores the social context within which the law operates and guides students through the various debates which continue around the subject. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent and ongoing developments, particularly case law on the Land Registration Act 2002 and the Human Rights Act 1998. Modern Land Law retains a traditional structure that reflects the way courses are taught, with each topic broken down into straightforward language under clear subheadings. Designed to map directly on to mainstream university courses, this book remains the ideal textbook for undergraduates.
Excerpt from Modern Land Law Twenty years' experience as a student, and some ten years of teaching, have led the author, rightly or wrongly, to the conclusion, that there is room for another textbook on the important and difficult subject of English Land Law. The class of readers by whom, as it appears to him, such a book is especially needed, consists of those students who, either at the Universities or elsewhere, have to get up their law without the attractions, or distractions, of professional surroundings. But he ventures to think that there are others to whom the book will be useful. Needless to say, the author has not endeavoured to recommend his work by originality of views, nor by criticism of accepted doctrines. Modern English Land Law is a dogmatic system, which rests entirely on authority; and its contents are, with a few exceptions, free from doubt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This revised and expanded edition makes land law readily accessible. The book begins with an introduction to the general scheme of modern land law and then considers the major topics in turn. Land law has changed much in recent years: the advent of significant legislation in the law of leases and in the field of co-ownership has radically altered the legal landscape. Case law, too, has boomed. In September 1998, the Law Commission published its blueprint for land registration in the next century. These developments, as well as the recognition of the importance of land law within the degree syllabus, have resulted in this edition.
This book brings together a team of leading authorities on land law to analyse the key debates and policy issues in this area of the law, with the main chapters addressing proprietary and non-proprietary rights, registration, easements, leases, co-ownership and trusts, mortgages and land law and human rights. Many of the policies and assumptions which underlie land law have immense significance in economic, social and emotional terms upon individuals lives. This book set out to analyse the current tensions within land law, such as the conflicting needs for certainty and fairness, and the difficult balance which has to be drawn between protecting existing property rights and simplifying conveyancing to ensure the easy transfer of land. Particular attention is paid to the likely impact of the Human Rights Act. Land Law: issues, debates, policy will be essential reading for students, practitioners and others seeking an understanding of the key issues and debates surrounding this area of the law.
The core principles of land law are articulated clearly in this new textbook, providing a framework through which students can gain a sophisticated understanding of the modern land law system.Emma Lees' expertise in research and teaching ensures all topics are thoroughly explained in a friendly and accessible style. The textbook uses a unique structure: "Chapter Goals" outline the key learning objectives while the core "Principles" are summarised to conclude each chapter with acomprehensive overview of the topic at hand. Key cases are explained while examples illustrate problems and possible solutions. Students understand how to accurately apply the core principles to land law scenarios, while also conducting their own critical analysis of the subject area.The author's enthusiasm is imbued in the writing style; students actively engage with the key debates and at the same time develop an appreciation of the subject as a whole.A comprehensive interpretation of this subject, The Principles of Land Law is the ideal companion to a course in land law.Online resourcesBimonthly updates on recent law changes.
Academically rigorous yet welcoming and fully attuned to the needs of the student reader, Chris Bevan's Land Law represents a new breed of textbook, blending traditional and contemporary teaching approaches to guide its readers to a confident understanding of the subject.With its lively, engaging writing style - in which the author's enthusiasm is always apparent - and distinctive way of speaking directly to students, anticipating their questions and areas of confusion, Bevan's book does not simply set out the law but actively teaches it. Clear explanations arecomplemented by frequent, carefully-crafted visual aids, conveying key concepts in ways that all students can understand, and topics are broken down into sections that are easy to digest and navigate.This book maintains a critical emphasis and encourages students to consider and understand the law in context (both within society and their degree), not just in the abstract. "Key case" boxes offer concise insights on leading cases that pique students' interest, spurring them to conduct their ownreading of primary material, and although the book reflects on historical background in order to make sense of today's law, its overriding perspective is forward-looking, epitomised in the "Future directions" conclusions for each chapter which consider future implications and likely reforms.Balancing brevity with detail and rigour with accessibility, Land Law is a truly modern textbook that supports and motivates its readers, allowing them to reap the rewards an understanding of this complex but fascinating subject will bring.Online resourcesThe published text will be accompanied by extensive online resources containing a test bank of questions, animated diagrams, "Wider debates" podcasts from the author, "Leading lawyers" perspectives' videos, advice on answering essay and problem questions, updates on changes in the law and new cases,as well as links to useful websites.
Relied upon by students for over 25 years, this book continues to bring an innovative, practical focus to modern land law, guiding the reader through real-life situations to illustrate rules and highlight problem areas. Clear diagrams, sample documents and further reading help students understand the law in context.
Holdsworth, Sir William. An Historical Introduction to the Land Law. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. xxiv, 339 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002025949. ISBN 1-58477-262-X. Cloth. $95. * Sir William Holdsworth [1871-1944] was one of the most distinguished historians of English common law. Written to provide students of Real Property with a concise history of the field, Holdsworth believed this knowledge necessary as contemporary land law was difficult to understand without an understanding of its roots. Fifoot commends this book in his English Law and its Background for its history of the rules against perpetuities (121). The Law Quarterly Review noted that "every beginner will certainly have to read [this] book before he reads anything else" (44:105). Both sources cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 773.
LAND LAW, 6TH EDITION provides a comprehensive coverage of all areas of contemporary land law, in modern, plain English. This edition continues the approach of previous editions in tracing the developments of land law from its English origins, while also emphasising the uniquely Australian aspects of land law. These aspects include particularly Torrens title, strata title, Crown lands, and Indigenous land issues. All chapters have been completely revised to take into account recent case law and statutory developments. Areas of significant change include co-ownership, leases, easements, covenants, mortgages, adverse possession, Torrens title, Crown lands, and native title. The book is written both for students seeking a structured and accessible approach to land law, and for practitioners and researchers looking for detailed coverage.