Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this practical analysis of the law of property in New Zealand deals
with the issues related to rights and interests in all kinds of property and
assets – immovable, movable, and personal property; how property rights
are acquired; fiduciary mechanisms; and security considerations. Lawyers who
handle transnational disputes and other matters concerning property will
appreciate the explanation of specific terminology, application, and procedure.
An introduction outlining the essential legal, cultural, and historical
considerations affecting property is followed by a discussion of the various
types of property. Further analysis describes how and to what extent legal
subjects can have or obtain rights and interests in each type. The coverage
includes tangible and intangible property, varying degrees of interest, and
the various ways in which property is transferred, including the ramifications
of appropriation, expropriation, and insolvency. Facts are presented in such a
way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in
varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. The book
includes ample references to doctrine and cases, as well as to relevant
international treaties and conventions.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the
information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for any
practitioner faced with a property-related matter. Lawyers representing
parties with interests in New Zealand will welcome this very useful
guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of
comparative property law.