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(p. 3) 1. What is land? 

(p. 3) 1. What is land?
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(p. 3) 1. What is land?
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Sandra Clarke

and Sarah Greer

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198809555.003.0001
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date: 25 February 2020

This chapter begins by defining the term ‘land’ as stated in the Law of Property Act 1925, s. 205(1)(ix). It explains the meaning of land of any tenure, both freehold and leasehold; the extent of land both upwards into the sky and downwards into the earth; corporeal hereditaments including the distinction between fixtures and chattels; incorporeal hereditaments such as rights of way, rights to fishing and hunting, and other intangible rights; and cites relevant cases as examples. It then sketches the rights of landowners to objects found lost or hidden on, or buried within, the land, including the Crown’s rights to treasure.

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