Uses and the Statute

A. W. B. Simpson

in A History of the Land Law

Second edition

Published in print July 1986 | ISBN: 9780198255376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681585 | DOI:
Uses and the Statute

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The conception of a use of lands differs little from that of a bailment of a chattel, and both transactions were actuated by much the same sort of motives. The medieval lawyers were incapable of devising suitable remedies when the same sort of transaction was carried out not with chattels but with land, nor did they find it easy to prevent such transactions being used for fraudulent purposes. In the Middle Ages it was the Chancellor who supplied the first defect and the legislature the second.

Keywords: statute; bailment; chattel; transactions; Chancellor; legislature

Chapter.  15784 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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