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Interests in chattels

M G Bridge

in Personal Property Law

Second edition

Published in print November 1996 | ISBN: 9781854315816
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191705144 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9781854315816.003.0002
Interests in chattels

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This chapter examines the common law rights of ownership and possession in some detail. The difficulty of understanding possession comes into focus with the circumstances of its acquisition and loss, since these are the events that attract the primary concern of law. The second section considers the general features of how possessions are acquired, before dealing with the issue at further length through a study of the cases on finding. The third section discusses the relativity of ownership, general and special property, indivisibility and co-ownership, equitable interests in personalty, and contractual rights in respect of chattels. The fourth section describes bailment. The last section of the chapter considers transferring possession.

Keywords: common law; property rights; bailment; possession; contractual rights; special property

Chapter.  12796 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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