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Read more at: Trusts and Property

Trusts and Property

The connection between trusts and property, both real and personal, is well known. From questions about co-ownership and trusts of land, to formalities for express trusts, to issues of unconscionability and fraud, trusts play a pivotal role in our understanding of how people use, enjoy and monetise...


Read more at: Land registration and title systems

Land registration and title systems

Title to land in England & Wales is governed largely by the Land Registration Act 2002, although there are pockets of unregistered title. This research stream focuses on both the policy and the detail of the Land Registration Act 2002 and incorporates comparative analysis of systems in other...


Read more at: Landlord & Tenant Law

Landlord & Tenant Law

The relationship of landlord and tenant is one of the most common, and most complex, relationships in common law systems. The Centre is engaged in research covering all aspects of this relationship: residential and business tenancies; public and private sector landlords; agricultural tenancies...


Read more at: Environmental and social impact of land ownership

Environmental and social impact of land ownership

Property law does not exist in a vacuum and this research stream combines the legal with the practical, with special focus on the environmental and social impact of the way land ownership is organised. Members of the Centre have expertise in environmental regulation of land use and the development...


Read more at: Land Law and public policy

Land Law and public policy

Land law is not sterile nor static. It responds to the way people actually use land and how society views land use and land ownership. This research stream analyses how the law responds to, and shapes, land use and how economic and social policies interact with legal principles.


Latest news

Mistakes, mispleading and overreaching: understanding title registration and correcting the register

17 March 2022

A discussion of the challenging case of Knight v Fernley , and what it means for our understanding of title by registration under the Land Registration Act 2002 has been published in the latest volume of the Jounral of Property, Planning and Environmental Law (currently on line only until later this quarter). It can be...

MSPL Conference 2022

3 February 2022

Registration for the 2022 Modern Studies in Property Law conference is now open. The conference will be held at St John’s College, Oxford from Tuesday 29th March to Thursday 31st March 2022. On the final day of the conference, the MSPL Postgraduate Conference will be held in the same location. Further information about the...

Report on Housing Possession Cases in the Covid-19 Pandemic

3 February 2022

Lisa Whitehouse, Professor of Property Law, Policy and Practice at the University of Southampton ( L.A.Whitehouse@soton.ac.uk ), has published her report on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in housing possession cases in England and Wales. The research, generously funded by the Economic and Social Research Council...