Elements of Land Law

Paperback | November 30, 2008

byKevin Gray, Susan Francis Gray

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'Here is a book whose breadth of purpose and depth of learning are breathtaking.' Peter Butt, [2005] 69 Conv 363 Gray and Gray's Elements of Land Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the law in this area. The authors provide an insightful and thought-provoking commentary on the modern development of the subject and go on to explore how land law functions intoday's society. The book includes an analysis of recent legislation and case law in England and Wales. There are also references to significant cases from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada, coupled with a detailed account of reforms currently proposed by the English LawCommission. The book demonstrates a thorough understanding of the social and political context of land law and guides the reader through the sometimes difficult terminology of the subject.This fifth edition continues to balance up-to-date coverage of the key issues in land law with a critical survey of cutting-edge research. Building on the strengths of previous editions, the book ensures that excellent scholarship is accessible to an even wider readership: more chapters of shorterlength offer the possibility of readers 'dipping' into topics in a non-linear way. A fresh, new format and text design support the re-structuring of content and aid navigability. Readers wanting to explore areas of interest in more depth are encouraged to do so by the exemplary footnoting andreferencing.The book is accompanied by an online resource centre providing updates and web links between editions. This facility also contains illustrative material such as photographs relating to relevant cases discussed in the book. A podcast of the authors introducing the subject will excite students new tothe subject area.

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'Here is a book whose breadth of purpose and depth of learning are breathtaking.' Peter Butt, [2005] 69 Conv 363 Gray and Gray's Elements of Land Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the law in this area. The authors provide an insightful and thought-provoking commentary on the modern...

Kevin Gray is Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge and a Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge. Susan Francis Gray is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court, and a former Assistant Land Registrar at HM Land Registry.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1500 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 2.45 inPublished:November 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219729

ISBN - 13:9780199219728

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionA. FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS2. Property3. Land4. Estates and tenures5. Possession6. Title7. Equity8. Human rightsB. FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP9. Fee simple estates10. Commonhold landC. LEASEHOLD OWNERSHIP11. Terms of years12. Leasehold obligations13. Statutory regimesD. SECURITY INTERESTS IN LAND14. Mortgages and charges15. Protection for the mortgagor16. Protection for the mortgagee17. Priority of mortgagesE. OTHER ESTATES AND INTERESTS IN LAND18. Easements19. Profits a prendre20. Rentcharges21. Rights of entryF. PRIVACY, AUTONOMY, ACCESS AND EXCLUSION22. Trespass, licences and privacy23. Public rights in landG. CONTRACTUAL AND PROPRIETARY LICENCES24. Contractual licences25. Licenses coupled with a grantH. TRUSTS, CO-OWNERSHIP AND SETTLEMENTS26. Express trusts27. Resulting trusts28. Constructive trusts29. Co-ownership30. Trusts of land31. Successive interestsI. ACQUISITIONS32. Contract and transfer33. Proprietary estopple34. Adverse possession35. Enfranchisement and the right to buy36. Donatio mortis causa37. Compulsory acquisitionJ. DISPOSITION38. Dispositionary power39. Completion by registration40. Priorities after disposition41. Electronic conveyancingK. REGULATION OF LAND USE42. Enforcement of freehold covenants43. Enforcement of leasehold covenants44. Planning control and environmental regulation.

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`Elements of Land Law is comprehensive and provocative, with a very high level of supporting detail.'Ben McFarlane, University Lecturer in Property Law and Trusts, Oxford University.