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  • Paperback: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 4 edition (21 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405873469
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405873468
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 4.3 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 799,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The text...includes the superb comments by the author after each extract. These are thought provoking and enables the student to put the extract into context.
This is an excellent cases and materials book on Property Law. It is extremely accessible and is certainly worth the money - a must purchase for anyone interested in property law!'

Student Law Journal, September 2003.

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Property Law: Cases and Materials provides a comprehensive sourcebook for students on property law or land law courses.  The source material has been carefully selected to include all the cases and materials a property law student is likely to encounter in a study of the subject.  While particularly suitable for property law and land law courses on the LL.B., the book also covers the requirements of the CPE, ILEX and combined law courses.

This fourth edition has been fully updated according to recent developments in the law:

  • Human Rights have attracted much attention, with decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in JA Pye (Oxford) Ltdv United Kingdomand McCann v United Kingdom and of the House of Lords inDoherty v Birmingham City Council;
  • Ownership of the family home featured in Stack v Dowden, a very important House of Lords decision, and a Law Commission report;
  • The basis for proving estoppel was reviewed in Cobbev Yeoman’s Row Management Ltd;
  • Easements drew the attention of the House of Lords in Moncrieff v Jamieson (rights to park cars) and (together with freehold covenants) the Law Commission.

Key features:

  • Wide range of extracts, including cases, legislation, academic literature and law commission reports, purposely chosen to highlight key principles in property law
  • Commentary and reflection questions draw together themes and provoke critical thinking about the extracts, highlighting controversies surrounding legal principles and encouraging students to actively engage with the material
  • Designed to be used as a companion to the author’s own textbook, Property Law, sixth edition, and can also be used alongside any textbook on property or land law

About the Author

Roger J. Smith is Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford.  His work has been widely published and he has many years of experience in teaching property law.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Book Boy on 28 Jan. 2009
Format: Paperback
I think the fact that it is prescribed for the Oxford law course says it all - not for simple introductory courses! If you're looking for a superficial analysis, buy nutcases or a casebook. If you're looking for first rate analysis from one of the UK's leading authorities on land law, then this is the book.

Thought provoking and thorough, some say it's like Oxford tutorials but in a book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anon on 16 Oct. 2004
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this book is thoroughly readable and enjoyable. as this part of a law course is usually for first time legal students the book written in a way not to confuse you and keep you interested in the ways of the legal system. informative, and thorough this was the only text book I used in the first year for my property module.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Lee on 15 Feb. 2008
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We use this at Oxford for the Land Law course. It is utter pants if you're just starting out and want to know what the hell is going on, but once you have a grasp of the basics, it is good for further reflection and nitty-gritty analysis.
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This book was provided to me on my distance learning LL.B (Hons) degree for the Property/land element of this year. I can honestly say, I'd be lost without Roger Smiths' Property Law - Cases and Materials. This book is not designed for the light-hearted. If you want the bear-bones, I would recommend Nutshells, LawExpress or Key Facts and Cases. Smith provide a detailed insight into the ever confusing world of land land and if you have that extra 10 minutes to read the comments and attempt the probing questions, it is well worth your extra time. The only constructive comment is that Smith omits to use basic features, such as bold and italics to really highly the conflicting areas and complex areas of this subject, otherwise, a must for any law student.
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