Modern Land Law is one of the most current and reliable textbooks available on land law today, offering a lively and thought-provoking account of a subject that remains at the heart of our legal system. Dispelling any apprehension about the subject’s formidability from the outset, this compact textbook provides an absorbing and exact analysis of all the key legal principles relating to land.

Written with students firmly in mind, a clear introduction to every chapter frames each topic in its wider context and corresponding chapter summaries help to consolidate learning and encourage reflection.

The 12th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to address key developments in the law, featuring new cases such as Regency Villas v Diamond Resorts, analysis of changes to significant case law in land registration and co-ownership, recent Law Commission reports on land registration and leases, and HM Land Registry’s digital services.

chapter Chapter 1|27 pages

An Introduction to Modern Land Law

chapter Chapter 2|72 pages

Registered Land

chapter Chapter 3|31 pages

Unregistered Land

chapter Chapter 4|70 pages


chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Successive Interests in Land

chapter Chapter 6|68 pages


chapter Chapter 7|50 pages

The Law of Easements and Profits

chapter Chapter 8|33 pages

Freehold Covenants

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Licences to Use Land

chapter Chapter 10|26 pages

Proprietary Estoppel

chapter Chapter 11|52 pages

The Law of Mortgages

chapter Chapter 12|34 pages

Adverse Possession