7th Edition

Unlocking Land Law

By Judith Bray Copyright 2022
    636 Pages 71 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    636 Pages 71 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Unlocking Land Law will help you grasp the main concepts of this core 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.

    This 7th edition has been extensively rewritten and updated to include discussion of recent changes and key developments in land law. These include the different ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has affected property transactions, and the changes in the rules with regard to electronic signatures and the witnessing of wills, as well as coverage of key recent cases and judgments, and their effect on the law.

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Common law and equity

    Chapter 3: Registered Land

    Chapter 4: The transfer and creation of property interests

    Chapter 5: Equitable rights on land

    Chapter 6: Licenses

    Chapter 7: Proprietary estoppel

    Chapter 8: Co-ownership

    Chapter 9: Trusts of Land

    Chapter 10: Easements

    Chapter 11: Freehold covenants

    Chapter 12: Mortgages

    Chapter 13: Leases

    Chapter 14: Adverse possession

    Chapter 15: Commonhold


    Judith Bray is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham. She has taught property law for many years and writes extensively on land law and other subjects. She is also a qualified Barrister.