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Land Law, 5th Edition
The new edition includes a discussion on the amendment to the Land Titles Act, all developments in land law including case law since the 2010 edition, changes in the law involving resulting and constructive trusts, and a new chapter on REITs.
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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. This book states, in a clear and straightforward manner, issues in a complex area of the law. It is an introductory guide not just for students but also for other people who need to know something about the law of real property. Practicing lawyers will also find it useful.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Historical Background
Chapter 2: Land and the State
Chapter 3: Basic Land Law Concepts
Chapter 4: Contracts for the Sale of Land
Chapter 5: Trusts and Succession
Chapter 6: Implied Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel
Chapter 7: Assignments of Choses in Action
Chapter 8: The Torrens System
Chapter 9: Strata Title
Chapter 10: Leases
Chapter 11: Licences
Chapter 12: Easements
Chapter 13: Covenants Affecting Freehold Land
Chapter 14: Mortgages
Chapter 15: Planning Law
Appendix Registration of Deeds