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.
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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