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Thompson's Modern Land Law (7th edn)  

Martin GeorgeAssociate Professor of Property Law, University of LeicesterClose
Antonia LayardProfessor of Law, University of BristolClose
Published in Print: 08 August 2019 Published Online:September 2019
ISBN: 9780198828020
Publisher:Oxford University Press


This book offers contemporary coverage of a traditionally difficult subject. It moves away from the typically dense, black-letter approach adopted by many textbooks to take a more engaging look at the social context within which Land Law operates. The book is structured to reflect the key topics that are typically covered on the LLB, making it ideal for use as a main textbook, and the contextual approach and selective coverage ensure that it offers in-depth and rigorous analysis and discussion. It explains difficult rules and concepts, and guides students around the common pitfalls in areas where there is typically misunderstanding or confusion. This edition includes extended coverage of the Human Rights Act in land law; coverage of the developments concerning estoppel; and expansion of the chapters on easements and covenants, to take full account of the final Law Commission proposals relating to these areas. Coverage of the family home has been revised to deal with the impact of Stack v Dowden and the Supreme Court decision in Jones v Kernott, as has the chapter on leasehold property to assess the Supreme Court decision in Berrisford v Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd.