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An Introduction to Real Property Law, 7th Edition

This book provides a succinct introduction to the basic concepts used in common law jurisdictions in determining rights, claims, and obligations in real property.

Publication Language: English

Softcover | 208 pages

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Published: July 12, 2017
ISBN/ISSN: 9780433492382

Product description

The seventh edition again provides a succinct introduction to the basic concepts used in common law jurisdictions in determining claims about rights and obligations in real property.

New in this Edition

  • New commentary on challenges for property law in the 21st Century
  • Additional content on the doctrine of waste and on qualified freehold estates
  • New content on leases in the resource sector
  • Expanded commentary on land use regulation
  • Completely revised chapter on Aboriginal Peoples' rights
  • Revised discussion of the rule against perpetuities and statutory reform of the rule
  • Updated coverage of developments in family property law

Topics covered include:

  • Freehold and leasehold estates
  • Easements
  • Covenants
  • Licences
  • Equitable interests in land and the Statute of Uses
  • Determinable and defeasible estates
  • Joint tenancies and tenancies in common
  • Other forms of concurrent ownership
  • The rule against perpetuities
  • Treaty rights and aboriginal rights to land and resources
  • Family property

Additional features include sample review problems and a glossary of terms.

A great resource for:

  • Law students/professors – a teaching tool for the academic market, this text provides students with a foundational understanding of property law principles
  • Real Estate practitioners and small firms – a guide to navigating issues related to real property law
  • Litigation lawyers – an introduction to foundational issues and principles that arise in areas of law related to real property, or property aspects of a client's situation
  • Libraries – basic information for lawyers and students who do not regularly deal with real property matters

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Framework of Canadian Property Law
Chapter 2: Freehold Estates
Chapter 3: Qualified Freehold Estates
Chapter 4: Leasehold Estates
Chapter 5: Ownership, Title and Limits on Ownership
Chapter 6: Aboriginal Peoples' Rights to Land and Natural Resources
Chapter 7: Licences, Incorporeal Hereditaments and Covenants
Chapter 8: Reversions, Remainders and the Legal Remainder Rules
Chapter 9: Equitable Estates, the Statute of Uses and the Modern Trust
Chapter 10: The Rule against Perpetuities
Chapter 11: Concurrent Co-ownership
Chapter 12: Family Property
Chart: Analyzing the Validity of Conveyances
Review Problems