Unlocking Land Law

4th Edition

By Judith Bray

© 2014 – Routledge

476 pages

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Paperback: 9781444174212
pub: 2014-04-15
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About the Book

Land Law is an essential element of all law degrees. UNLOCKING LAND LAW will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease, providing you with an indispensable foundation in the subject. This fourth edition is fully up to date with the latest changes in the law and includes discussion of:

  • The definition of land
  • The registered land system
  • Co-ownership
  • Express, resulting and constructive trusts in land
  • Leases
  • Key rights in land such as easements and covenants
  • Mortgages
  • Proprietary estoppel and licences.
  • Adverse possession

The UNLOCKING THE LAW series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter contains:

  • aims and objectives
  • activities such as self-test questions
  • key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge
  • diagrams to aid memory and understanding
  • prominently displayed cases and judgments
  • chapter summaries
  • a glossary of legal terminology
  • essay questions with answer plans.

The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

The website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions and updates to the law.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Common Law And Equity 3. Registered Land 4. The Transfer And Creation Of Property Interests 5. Equitable Rights in Land 6. Licences 7. Proprietary Estoppel 8. Co-Ownership 9. Trusts Of Land 10. Easements 11. Restrictive Covenants 12. Mortgages 13. Leases 14. Adverse Possession 15. Commonhold

About the Author

Judith Bray is Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham. She has taught Property Law for many years and written a number of books including Key Facts Key Cases Land Law. She is also a qualified barrister.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has over ten years’ experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University and has taught law at all levels.

About the Series

Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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