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REAL PROPERTY STATUTES,
THE PRINCIPAL STATUTES RELATING TO
PASSED IN THE REIGNS OF
KING WILLIAM IV. AND QUEEN VICTORIA ;
NOTES OF DECIDED CASES.
THOMAS H. CARSON, M.A.,
OP LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.
HENRY SWEET, MAXWELL & SON, & STEVENS & SONS,
PREFACE TO THE EIGHTH EDITION.
The changes which have been made in the present Edition require a few words by way of explanation. It seemed that something might be done to render the matter already contained in the book more available for use; and the requisite additions, in the shape of cases decided and statutes passed since the publication of the last Edition, were considerable. On the other hand, it was important that the bulk of the Volume should not be materially increased.
It will be found accordingly that the Precedents contained in the last Edition have been omitted. The extracts from the Reports of the Real Property Commissioners and some of the older cases have been abridged or condensed. The matter of the notes has been rearranged, and the number of marginal notes has been increased. A new Table of Contents and Index have been made, and a Table of Statutes, arranged in chronological order, has been added.
Several statutes relating to land have been passed since the publication of the last Edition; and of these the Editor has only incorporated such as seemed to him to come properly within the scope of the Work. The Land Registry Act and the Declaration of Title Act, 1862, were not incorporated by Mr. Shelford in the last Edition. Since that date the public have not availed themselves to any large extent of the provisions of these Statutes. The system established by the Land Registry Act was condemned in the Report of the Royal Commission in 1870; and further legislation on this subject is said to be impending. The Editor has not therefore inserted either of these Statutes in the present Edition.
The cases have, by means of the Addenda, been brought down to the end of October, 1873.
THOMAS H. CARSON.
89, CHANCERY LANE,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
In the Table of Statutes, p. lvii post, all the Statutes, whether printed
at length or merely cited in the following pages, are placed in
Interpretation Clause (sect. 1)
Provisions as to Forfeitures (sect. 4); Reversioners (sect. 5); and
(sect. 7); Tenancies from Year to Year (sect. 8); and Leases
Disabilities (sect. 16); Extreme Period of Limitation (sect. 17);
Successive Disabilities sect. 18); beyond Seas (sect. 19) 186–193
Operation of the Act in case of Estates Tail (sects
. 21—23) 195–197