This textbook is an ambitious and engaging introduction to the more advanced writings on land law, primarily designed to allow students to ‘get under the skin’ of the topic and begin to build their critical thinking and analysis skills. Each chapter is structured around key questions and debates that provoke deeper thought and, ultimately, a clearer understanding.
The aim of the book is therefore not to present a complete overview of theoretical issues in land law, but rather to illustrate the current debates which are currently going on among those working in shaping the area. The text features summaries of the views of notable experts on key topics and each chapter ends with a list of guided further reading.
About the Author
David Cowan is Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Bristol, UK.
Lorna Fox O'Mahony is Professor of Law at the University of Essex, UK.
Neil Cobb is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Manchester, UK.
Table of Contents
1. Themes of Property.- 2. Tenure and Estates.- 3. The 1925 Legislation.- 4. Leases.- 5. Land Registration.- 6. Unlawful Occupation of Land: Squatting and Adverse Possession.- 7. Third-party interests in the use and control of land.- 8. Human Rights and Property in Law.- 9. Law, equality and Housing.- 10. Mortgages and Security Interests in Land.- 11. Cohabitation: Rights to the Home.- 12. Conclusions: What is the point of property?.