Estates in land

Judith-Anne MacKenzie

in Textbook on Land Law

Edition 16

Published on behalf of © Judith- Anne MacKenzie and Mary Phillips 2016

Published in print August 2016 | ISBN: 9780198748373
Published online October 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191811029 | DOI:

Series: Textbook on

Estates in land

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Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter introduces Trant Way, a road in the fictitious town of Mousehole in the county of Stilton, which will be used throughout the book to illustrate the application of land law rules in practical situations. It also describes one of the houses along the road, Trant House, which in the story presented here has just been put up for sale. It follows a prospective purchaser who is viewing Trant House to explain what is meant by ‘owning land’. The discussions also cover topics such as tenure, estates in land (freehold and leasehold estates), and the two modern legal estates.

Keywords: land law; land ownership; owning; tenure; legal estates

Chapter.  4769 words. 

Subjects: Land Law

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