Acquisition and protection of rights in the family home

Mary Welstead and Susan Edwards

in Family Law

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2013 | ISBN: 9780199664207
Published online June 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191783913 | DOI:

Series: Core Texts Series

Acquisition and protection of rights in the family home

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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 examines the ways in which the doctrine of informal trusts, the doctrine of proprietary estoppel, the law of contract, and the provisions of the Family Law Act 1996, Part IV have been used by family members to protect their occupation of their home and/or to receive a share in the proceeds of sale.

Keywords: family home; informal trusts; proprietary estoppels; law of contract; Family Law Act

Chapter.  16668 words. 

Subjects: Family Law

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