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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,
OF LINCOLN'S INN, ESQUIRE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW;
HAROLD B. BOMPAS,
OF THE IXXER TEMPLE, ESQUIRE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.
SWEET AND MAXWELL, LIMITED, 3, CHANCERY LANE,
TO THE NINTH EDITION.
DURING the long interval which has elapsed since the publication of the Eighth Edition of Shelford's Real Property Statutes, the Decided Cases and the List of Statutes affecting the branches of law treated of in that Edition have alike received considerable additions. Among the new Statutes it is only necessary to mention the provisions for the limitation of actions contained in the Real Property Limitation Act, 1874, and the Trustee Act, 1888; the Married Women's Property Act, 1882; the Land Charges Registration and Searches Act, 1888; the provisions as to vesting orders of trust property and the appointment of new trustees in lunacy, contained in the Lunacy Act, 1890; the Vendor and Purchaser Act, 1874; the Conveyancing Acts, 1881, 1882, and 1892, and the Settled Land Acts, 1882 to 1890.
If the above new matter was to be included in the present edition without unduly increasing the bulk of the Volume, it was necessary to omit or alter much of the old matter. It was found possible to omit some statutes which had been repealed or become obsolete, e. g., 4 & 5 Will. IV. c. 22; 4 & 5 Will. IV. c. 29, and 4 & 5 Vict. c. 21. It was also possible to shorten considerably the statement of the older Judgment Acts; in particular, 2 & 3 Vict. c. 11, 3 & 4 Vict. c. 82, and 18 & 19 Vict. c. 15. Again, the Legitimacy Declaration Act (22 & 23 Vict. c. 93) seemed scarcely to fall within the scope of the work, and has accordingly been omitted. For the rest, room had to be found by further abridging Mr. Shelford's copious extracts from the Reports of the Real Property Commissioners; and the voluminous character of the notes to the earlier Statutes fortunately admitted of considerable re-arrangement and condensation. With regard to recent decisions, their substance has been added in as short a form as was consistent with clearness. By means of the Addenda, these have been brought down to November, 1892.
It remains to add that, with the view to the use of larger type, the page has been increased in size. Lastly, it is hoped that the number of new marginal notes will add to the usefulness of the work as one of reference.
My best thanks are due to Mr. HAROLD B. Bompas, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, for valuable assistance in the preparation of the present Edition, and in passing it through the press.
THOMAS H. CARSON.
6, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
In the Table of Statutes, p. lxxi, post, all the Statutes, whether printed at length or
merely cited in the following pages, are placed in chronological order. The page