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(p. 75) 2. Possession and title 

(p. 75) 2. Possession and title
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(p. 75) 2. Possession and title
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Kevin Gray

and Susan Francis Gray

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780199603794.003.0002
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date: 25 August 2019

Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter discusses the following: the way in which physical possession has traditionally provided not only the authentic root of ‘title’ to an ‘estate’ in land but also the basis on which various important rights can be vindicated against strangers; the modern transition towards a rather different world in which ‘title’ to an ‘estate’ is derived from the state-administered registration of abstract forms of proprietorship; and the gradual replacement of the old regime of unregistered title by a sophisticated (and increasingly electronic) scheme of registered title under the Land Registration Act 2002.

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