Interest in land
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Interests in land are proprietary rights that can be acquired in or over the land of another. They can be legal or equitable. This distinction is important in terms of remedies and enforcement against third parties.
Interests that are capable of being legal
Interests that are capable of being legal are listed in section 2(1) Lpa (1925):
- Legal easement and Profit (land and property)
- Charge by way of legal mortgage
- Right of entry
Legal interests must be created by deed under section 52(1) Lpa (1925).
Interests that are capable of being equitable
Interests that are not on the list above may only be equitable. They include: