Chapter 2: Human Rights

www.echr.coe.int/
Official site of the Europe Court of Human Rights, including access to judgments.

https://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/
Discussion blog written by barristers and solicitors practising in the field of welfare, housing, landlord and tenant and public law. Includes commentaries on matters relating to human rights.

Chapter 4: Registered title and the acquisition of legal estates

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2002/9/contents

The LRA 2002 is based on Law Commission Report No 271, Land Registration for the Twenty-First Century: A Conveyancing Revolution (2001). A full copy of the Report is accessible from the Law Commission: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Lc271.pdf

The final report was preceded by Law Commission Report No 254, Land Registration for the Twenty-First Century: A Consultative Document (1998). The full text is accessible from the Law Commission: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lc254.pdf

http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/

The official site of Land Registry contains up to date information on land registration, including e-conveyancing.

The official Land Regsitry website also includes information and guidelines on how the land registry deals with applications for adverse possession. The Land Registry’s practice guide for applications concerning registered land under the LRA 2002 can be accessed directly through: http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/professional/guides/practice-guide-4

A separate guide concerns applications relating to unregistered land and to registered land under the LRA 1925:

http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/professional/guides/practice-guide-5

The government’s advice on squatting and the law is available from:

https://www.gov.uk/squatting-law/overview

https://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

Discussion blog written by barristers and solicitors practising in the field of welfare, housing, landlord and tenant and public law. Includes commentaries on adverse possession.

www.echr.coe.int/

Official site of the European Court of Human Rights, which includes access to case law of particular relevance to adverse possession.

http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/land-registration-for-the-21st-century/

The operation of priority rules in registered land is extensively discussed in the Law Commission's Consultative Report (No 254) and Final Report (No 271) that preceded the LRA 2002. The full text of these reports is available from the Law Commission via the link above.

Chapter 6: Trusts of land

http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/illegality/
The full text of Law Commission Report 320, The Illegality Defence (2010) which recommends reform of the law of illegality and trusts, can be accessed via the link above.

Chapter 7: Leases

http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/
Access to recent Law Commission publications together with information on current projects in particular on forfeiture.

http://www.gov.uk/government/topics/housing
General government information on housing, including information of projects of the Department for Communities and Local Government, which sets policy on housing and urban generation in England.

http://england.shelter.org.uk/
Official site of Shelter, a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. Advice on housing and mortgage repossession.

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Citizens Advice for consumer advice on housing and mortgages.

http://www.rpts.gov.uk/index.htm
Residential property tribunal service providing advice and dispute resolution for domestic long leases and short term tenancy agreements.

http://www.lease-advice.org
Government funded body that provides free legal advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers, managers and others on the law affecting residential leasehold and commonhold. It is of particular interest to long leases.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/
Discussion blog written by barristers and solicitors practising in the field of welfare, housing, landlord and tenant and public law. Includes commentaries on matters relating to trusts of land.

http://www.shelter.org.uk/
Website of the housing and homelessness charity, which includes information on issues relating to ownership and occupation of the home.

Chapter 8: Mortgages and security interests in land

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/HomeAndCommunity/BuyingAndSellingYourHome/HomeBuyingSchemes/index.htm
For more information on shared ownership schemes.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en
For government information explaining various types of mortgages and financing products including equity release, home purchase plans and sale and rent back.

http://www.eurohypothec.com/
For research on the eurohypothec. Unfortunately not all the site is written in English.

www.cml.org.uk
Website of the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Provides up-to-date information concerning the UK mortgage market.

http://www.fca.org.uk/
Website of the Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates many mortgage lenders.

http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/
The Financial Ombudsman Service, which settles individual complaints between consumers and businesses providing financial services.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/competition-and-markets-authority
The Competition and Markets Authority has generic oversight of consumer protection having taken over this aspect of the office of Fair Trading’s work. 

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/protocol/prot_mha
Provides information on pre-action protocols on possession actions based on rent arrears and mortgage arrears.

https://www.gov.uk/browse/housing-local-services/repossessions-evictions
Provides basic information on housing solutions in the event of repossession.

http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
There are several bodies providing advice to those with debt problems. The national debt helpline is one of these bodies who provide free advice to individuals. A similar advice service provides advice to small business with debt problems – see: http://www.bdl.org.uk/. These two help lines are part of the Money Advice Trust a registered charity funded by institutional lenders – see: http://www.moneyadvicetrust.org.

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Citizens advice for consumer advice on housing and mortgages.

http://england.shelter.org.uk/
Official site of Shelter, a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. Advice on housing and mortgage repossession.

http://www.civiljusticecouncil.gov.uk/
Official site of the Civil Justice Council with information on pre-action protocols on possession actions based on rent arrears and mortgage arrears.

http://www.landstribunal.gov.uk
The lands tribunal covering jurisdiction for the modification of restrictive covenants under s84 LPA 1925.

http://www.rpts.gov.uk/index.htm
residential property tribunal service providing advice and dispute resolution for domestic long leases and short term tenancy agreements.

http://www.lease-advice.org
Government funded body that provides free legal advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers, managers and others on the law affecting residential leasehold and commonhold. Of particular interest to long leases.

http://www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk/bulletins/category/index.cfm?iCategoryID=5
Garden Court, a barristers’ chambers, provides helpful housing law bulletins.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk
Discussion blog written by barristers and solicitors practising in the field of welfare, housing, landlord and tenant and public law. Includes commentaries on recent cases and legislation.

Chapters 9: Easements and Chapter 10: Freehold covenants

https://www.gov.uk/appeal-upper-tribunal-lands
The Upper Tribunal(Lands Chamber)  covering jurisdiction for the modification of restrictive covenants under s84 LPA 1925.

https://www.gov.uk/housing-tribunals
Residential property tribunal service providing advice and dispute resolution for domestic long leases and short term tenancy agreements.

http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/
Access to recent Law Commission publications together with information on current projects in particular on Easements Covenants and Profits a Prendre at: http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/easements.htm.

http://www.lease-advice.org
Government funded body that provides free legal advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers, managers and others on the law affecting residential leasehold and commonhold. It is of particular interest to long leases.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/
Discussion blog written by barristers and solicitors practising in the field of welfare, housing, landlord and tenant and public law which includes commentaries on matters relating to enfranchisement, service charges, leasehold covenants and matters relating to the management of flats.

General

http://www.bailii.org/
Access to freely available British and Irish legal information, including legislation, case law and Law Commission publications. Provides links to the equivalent resources in other jurisdictions.

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/
Legislation accessible both as originally enacted and with subsequent revisions.

http://services.parliament.uk/bills/
Current bills before parliament, with information on current progress.

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/
Official website of Her Majesty’s court service. Includes access to judgments and court listings.

http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk
Website of the UK Supreme Court, including judgments and timetable of forthcoming appeals.

http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/
Official site of the Europe Court of Human Rights, including access to judgments.

http://www.lawcom.gov.uk/
Access to recent Law Commission publications together with information on current projects.

http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/
Official website of Land Registry, the organization that is responsible for maintaining the register of title. Includes guidance and updates on the operation of the register.

www.gov.uk/government/topics/housing
Information from the Government concerning housing and planning.

Commercial subscription sites

The following databases provide access to a range of primary and secondary materials, including journal articles. Access is through subscription, but many law schools have student access.

http://www.heinonline.org/

http://www.lawtel.com/login/default.aspx

http://web.lexis-nexis.com/professional/

http://uk.westlaw.com/signon/