3.3.1 The Impact of Law of Property Act 1925 - Introduction

Welcome to the third lesson of the third topic in this module guide - The impact of the Law of Property Act (LPA) 1925! In land law, the LPA 1925 is one of the pivotal Acts that will be referred to and initially was created to make the transfer of land easier. Contained within the Act, are sections covering the creation of legal rights, mortgages, chattels and fixtures as well as overriding interests, to name but a few. The most common elements will be discussed and outlined within this chapter.

At the end of this section, you should be comfortable understanding the impact of the LPA 1925 and its current use in modern land law. The chapter takes the more important elements in turn, and outlines the relevant rights, remedies and requirements that apply. Key cases are also highlighted throughout to demonstrate application of the law as well as how it has been interpreted.

Goals for this section:

  • To understand the importance and impact of LPA 1925
  • To understand the rights and requirements conveyed by the Act

Objectives for this section:

  • To understand the creation of legal rights under the LPA 1925
  • To understand how forfeiture functions under the Act
  • To understand the different types of rights in relation to unregistered land
  • To understand the relevant statutory requirements under the Act with regard to trusts in particular
  • To be able to discuss mortgages in relation to the LPA 1925
  • To understand how the LPA 1925 deals with chattels and fixtures
  • To be able to understand how overriding interests work under the Act

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