By WJM Ricquier
In his foreword to the 3rd edition of this work former Judge of Appeal V K Rajah described it as "an indispensable reference text" for all interested in land law, written in "extremely readable prose". The aim of this still (relatively) slim volume remains to provide a palatable guide through what many find a potentially impenetrable forest of ancient and peculiar rules.
The fifth edition of Land Law states, in a clear and straightforward manner, issues in a complex area of the law. It is an introductory guide for people who need to know something about the law of real property. Practising lawyers will also find it helpful.
The new edition covers all developments in land law including case law and statute since the 2010 edition, and includes a new chapter on implied trusts and proprietary estoppel which covers, among other things, recent developments in the law of resulting and common intention constructive trusts.
1. Introduction and Historical Background
2. Land and the State
3. Basic Land Law Concepts
4. Contracts for the Sale of Land
5. Trusts and Succession
6. Implied Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel
7. Assignments of Choses in Action
8. The Torrens System
9. Strata Title
13. Covenants Affecting Freehold Land
15. The Planning Act