Property Law and Practice

Property Law and Practice

Benjamin Jones

Publishing 1st April 2023. Available to pre-order from 15th March 2023. To be notified, sign up to our newsletter below.

In this book candidates for SQE1 will find an accessible, clear and concise overview of Property Law and Practice.  Readers will be able to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject, which is assessed as part of SQE 1: ‘Property Law and Practice.’ The text is split into two parts: the first is an overview of core knowledge areas of freehold real estate law and practice and the second explores core knowledge areas of leasehold real estate law and practice, and the final section covers property taxation. The guide gives students the opportunity to test their functioning legal knowledge and apply relevant legal principles appropriately to SQE-style problem scenarios.


Part One: Freehold real estate law and practice
Key elements and structure of freehold property transactions – an overview
Pre-contract – deduction and investigation of title, searches and enquiries, and planning and finance matters
The draft contract and exchange of contracts
Pre-completion, completion and post-completion matters
Part Two: Leasehold real estate law and practice
Structure and content of a lease
Grant and assignment of commercial leases
Commercial leasehold remedies and termination
Security of tenure under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
Part Three: Property taxation

Author details

Benjamin Jones is a senior lecturer in law and legal practice and a course leader at the University of South Wales. He has taught and led a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional law courses for over eight years, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has extensive experience as a solicitor in private practice, specialising in Commercial Property work. In 2016 he was the winner of the LawCareers.Net Law Lecturer of the Year award and has taught Property Law (including Commercial Property) and Taxation throughout his teaching career.

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