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Question: LAND LAW ASSIGNMENT
Mr. Walsh & Miss. Kirby are co-habitees and have now decided to establish a business together running a fish and chip shop. Both have children from previous relationships and Mr. Walsh has just sold his property in which he had lived with his former wife. He has been awarded half of the proceeds as part of his divorce settlement. Mr. Walsh has made an appointment for some advice as to how they should finance the venture and the methods by which they could co-own the property. Equally they would like some information regarding freeholds and leaseholds.
Mrs. Walters has requested that you research the relevant issues and provide him with a report outlining your results. In particular it should deal with freehold, leasehold, joint tenancies and tenancies in common. The clients should be provided with some clear advice.

Answer: The term co-ownership refers to two or more people owning land at the same time. Also whenever, the land is co-owned there...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1456
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1455

Question: What is a lease?

Answer: By virtue of s 1 of the Law of Property Act 1925, a term of years absolute in possession is one of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 76%
  • Words: 1764
  • Date submitted: June 27, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2324

Question: To what extent have the courts recognised contractual licences as interests in land? Why is the issue important?

Answer: A licence is classically defined in Thomas v Sorrell (1675) as a permission to use land belonging to another which, without such...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 2009
  • Date submitted: April 27, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2321

Question: LAND LAW CASE STUDY: Paula and Paul, brother and sister, have recently discovered that their l7 year-old nephew Frank has been orphaned in a road accident and that they are his legal guardians. In anticipation of Frank coming to live with them, they decide to buy a bigger house with their savings and with some of the money left to Frank by his parents over which they have lawful control until Frank is 18. The new house, title to which is unregistered at all material times, is expressly conveyed into their joint names as legal and equitable joint tenants. There is no mention of the fact that Frank’s money was also used. Frank arrives and Paula and Paul employ a live-in personal tutor, Matilda. Matilda lives in a self-contained part of the house for which she pays Paula and Paul £70 a week. Unknown to Matilda and Frank, Paula and Paul sell the property to Perry. Perry is told, and believes, that Frank and Matilda are the vendors children. Advise Frank (who is now 18) and Matilda as to their right to stay in the property. Is the law in this area satisfactory?

Answer: In this problem, we are faced with the difficulties that can arise from the operation of the trust of land and the...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 1810
  • Date submitted: April 27, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2317

Question: To what extent have recent decisions of the House of Lords clarified the circumstances in which a person may plead ‘undue influence’ as a defence to a mortgagee seeking to exercise its remedies under the mortgage?

Answer: The law of undue influence may be called in aid by a mortgagor seeking to avoid the consequences of a mortgagee’s exercise...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2881
  • Date submitted: March 09, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2388

Question: Analyse the methods by which legal and equitable mortgages might be created since 1925. What was the purpose of the 1925 reforms?

Answer: All land has an economic value, and a mortgage is one of the most effective ways by which an owner may realise...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2182
  • Date submitted: November 27, 2009
  • Date written: May, 2009
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2326

Question: To what extent is it possible to predict the circumstances in which a plea of proprietary estoppel will be successful and the consequences thereof for the person against whom the estoppel operates?

Answer: The exact purpose or role of proprietary estoppel is a matter of some debate. On the one hand, and in similar fashion...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 73%
  • Words: 2006
  • Date submitted: January 27, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2322

Question: To what extent did the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 alter significantly the statutory scheme regulating co-owned land?

Answer: Concurrent ownership of land describes the situation where two or more persons are entitled to the simultaneous enjoyment of property, whether that...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2129
  • Date submitted: March 27, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2316

Question: Analyse the way in which third party property rights are protected in unregistered conveyancing. Can we say that the Land Charges Act 1972 was successful?

Answer: Before the 1st January 1926, the conveyancing system in England and Wales was under considerable strain. On the one hand, purchasers of...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 2103
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2315

Question: The theory of registered conveyancing is that a prospective purchaser need only consult the Registered in order to discover all the relevant legal information about the land, which they propose to buy.

Discuss, paying particular regard to the extent to which it is safe for a purchaser to rely solely upon the Register in this way.

Land Law Seen Question Exam Assessment

Answer: The majority of land in England and Wales is ‘registered land’ and is now governed by the Land Registration Act 2002 (LRA...


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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Land Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 71%
  • Words: 2056
  • Date submitted: June 23, 2015
  • Date written: January, 2015
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6680

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