Property, Trusts and Succession

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Property, Trusts and Succession, Fourth Edition provides full coverage of the property, trusts and succession parts of the LLB syllabus in Scotland in one convenient volume.

The relevant rules of statute and common law are surveyed and frequent examples used, making this a highly practical and accessible text.

The Fourth Edition of this popular text takes account of significant recent developments, including the draft Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill and the ongoing land reform agenda. There is a new section on succession to digital assets.

The key contents also includes:

- Personal and real rights, and types of property
- Ownership and how it is transferred
- Prescription
- Land registration
- Possession
- Subordinate real rights, including servitudes, real burdens, leases and securities
- Proper and improper liferents
- Trusts: constitution, administration and termination
- Testate succession
- Intestate succession
- Execution of documents
- Human rights
- Appendix on the feudal system

Whilst aimed primarily at undergraduates, this important title is also a useful source of reference for practitioners seeking a modern introduction to this area of law.

George L Gretton is Lord President Reid Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh and a former Scottish Law Commissioner.

Andrew J M Steven is Professor of Property Law at the University of Edinburgh and a former Scottish Law Commissioner.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Scottish Law and Scots Law Student online services.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Real rights
3. Ownership
4. Acquisition by voluntary transfer: the general principles
5. Acquisition by voluntary transfer: the rules for the various types of property
6. Prescription
7. Land registration
8. Acquisition by involuntary transfer
9. Original acquisition
10. Co-ownership
11. Relationship property law
12. Possession
13. Servitudes
14. Real burdens
15. Landownership
16. Tenements and developments
17. Rivers, lochs and the sea
18. Neighbour law
19. Public access rights
20. Leases
21. Rights in security
22. Liferent
23. Trusts: what they are and how they are created
24. Trusts: their life in health and in sickness
25. Trusts: variation and termination
26. Succession: general issues
27. Legal rights
28. Testate succession
29. Intestate succession
30. Destinations
31. Execution of documents
32. Human rights
Appendix: The feudal system

Product details

Published 16 Aug 2021
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 4th
Extent 528
ISBN 9781526518750
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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