Litigation over Real Property

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Litigation over Real Property

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This chapter examines the litigation over real property in England during the Tudor period. The 15th and the 16th centuries saw a revolution not only in the substance of the land law but also in the law and practice of real actions. What is most striking about the patterns of actual litigation during this period is that the majority of actions or court cases involving title to land, or other questions of real property law, were suddenly personal actions. These include forcible entry, replevin, and trespassing.

Keywords: litigation; real property; property law; land law; forcible entry; replevin; trespassing

Chapter.  4105 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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