For conveyancers and solicitors, it is important to stay up to date about the subject matter. This means that they need top-quality materials in order to study. This article sums up some of the best and most widely read books on property law available today.
- Understanding Property Law by John G. Sprankling:According to amazon.com about this book: ‘This comprehensive and authoritative Understanding treatise is suitable for use in conjunction with any Property casebook. Features include:
Complete coverage of all standard property topics, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, estates and future interests, marital property, land sale transactions, servitudes, nuisance, zoning, takings, and other land use issues;
Analysis of cutting-edge topics, such as property rights in human bodies, current takings issues, the new Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes), rights and duties of homeowners’ associations, and property rights in personal names and likenesses;
Discussion of the policy and historical underpinnings of property law doctrines; and
Clear writing and detailed organization to facilitate student understanding of both basic concepts and controversial topics.’
This text is very reader friendly and explains all the complicated concepts in a very simple way. It also shows you the most important parts clearly, making it extremely useful for students.
- Examples & Explanations: Property, Fourth Edition by Joseph Snoe:‘A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language, challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis and quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor. Moreover, it is a favorite among law school students and is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides. It also works with all the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic and provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures.’
- Gilbert Law Summary on Property (Gilbert Law Summaries) 18th Edition by James Krier:This book is said to have ‘The subjects discussed in this outline are possession (including wild animals, bailments, and adverse possession), gifts and sales of personal property, freehold possessory estates, and future interests (including reversion, possibility of reverter, right of entry, executory interests, and rule against perpetuities). Also included are tenancy in common, joint tenancy, and tenancy by the entirety, condominiums, cooperatives, marital property, landlord and tenant, and easements and covenants. This outline also covers nuisance, rights in airspace and water, right to support, zoning, eminent domain, sale of land (including mortgage, deed, and warranties of title), and methods of title assurance.’ This book is an excellent option for self learners as it covers all topics with proper explanations. You can replace almost any casebook out there with this text. It is a must have for all law students.