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Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property

Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property
9th Edition
ISBN:  9780414071117
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  20 Aug 2019
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Textbook on Land Law

Megarry & Wade: The Law of Real Property is the leading text available on property law, providing comprehensive and authoritative coverage of all aspects of the contemporary law of real property. The work addresses specific areas of law chapter-by-chapter in order to provide a thorough knowledge of the subject, whilst extensive case referencing is used throughout in order to give a practical grounding of the law and its application.

The Ninth Edition contains the following: 
  • Places the development of land law in a historical context and sets out clearly the legal framework for real property, enabling practitioners to put the current law in context
  • Provides a comprehensive examination of the rights and liabilities of landowners, setting out the legal requirements, explaining the technical issues and providing authoritative interpretation of statutes and measured analysis of relevant decisions
  • Deals with the complex issues that can arise in relation to priorities between competing interests, highlighting potential issues and the means to resolve them
  • Includes extensive case referencing, showing how the law can be applied in practice
  • Key developments in land registration including Gold Harp Properties Ltd v MacLeod [2014] EWCA Civ 1084, Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 330 and NRAM Ltd v Evans [2017] EWCA Civ 1013
  • Coverage of the Law Commission’s recommendations for the updating of the Land Registration Act 2002
  • Key developments in the law relating to adverse possession including Zarb v Parry [2011] EWCA Civ 1306, Best v Chief Land Registrar [2014] EWHC 1370 (Admin), and Smith v Molyneax [2016] UKPC 35


  • Introduction; 
  • Tenures and Estates; 
  • Estates; 
  • Possession of Land; 
  • Unregistered Conveyancing: 
  • Titles and Incumbrances; 
  • Registration of Title; 
  • Adverse Possession and Limitation; 
  • Perpetuities and Accumulations; 
  • The Use of Trusts in the Law of Real Property; 
  • Creating Trusts of Land; 
  • The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996; 
  • Co-Ownership; 
  • Wills and Intestacy; 
  • Contracts of Sale; 
  • Proprietary Estoppel; 
  • The Nature and Creation of Leases; 
  • Determination of Tenancies; 
  • Common Obligations of Landlord and Tenant; 
  • Leasehold Covenants; 
  • Leasehold Conveyancing; 
  • Security of Tenure; 
  • Fixtures; 
  • The Nature and Creation of Mortgages and Charges; 
  • The Rights of the Parties under a Mortgage or Charge; 
  • Priority of Mortgages; 
  • The Nature of Easements and Profits; 
  • The Creation of Easements and Profits; 
  • Enforcement and Extinguishment of Easements and Profits; 
  • Species of Easements and Profits; 
  • Other Incorporeal Hereditaments; 
  • Freehold Covenants; 
  • Commonhold; 
  • Licences; 
  • Legal Incapacity; 


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