Formalities


This audio presentation lecture analyses the formal requirements for the inter vivos creation of  trusts of land and dispositions of subsisting equitable interests under ss 53(1)(b) and 53(1)(c) of the Law of Property Act 1925 respectively.

The following topics are considered:

  • s53(1)(b)

Declaration of trust
Interest in land
Writing
Signature
‘Manifested and proved by writing’
Limitations or exclusions – s 53(2) LPA 1925

  • s53(1)(c)

Rationale for the provision
Effect of non compliance
Land and personalty
Agent’s signature
Disposition

  • Principal authorities considered include

Milroy v Lord (1862) 31 LJ Ch 798; Knight v Knight (1840) 3 Beav 148; Hodgson v Marks [1971] Ch 892; Timpson’s Executors v Yerbury [1936] 1 KB 645; Grey v IRC [1960] AC 1; Vandervell v IRC [1967] 2 AC 291; Oughtred v IRC [1960] AC 206; Re Holt’s Sett [1968] 1 All ER 470; Chinn v Collins [1981] AC 533; Vandervell Trusts (No 2) [1974] Ch 269; Neville v Wilson [1996] 3 WLR 460; Grainge v Wilberforce (1889) 5 TLR 436; Re Lashmar [1891] 1 Ch 258; Nelson v Greening & Sykes [2007] EWCA 1358
Re Paradise Motor Co [1968] 1 WLR 1125; Re Danish Bacon Co Staff Pension Fund [1971] 1 WLR 248


Duration 60 mins (approx)

Lecturer: Mohamed Ramjohn


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