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The doctrine of benefit and burden: reforming the law of covenants and the numerus clausus “problem” (2018)
Journal Article
Bevan, C. (2018). The doctrine of benefit and burden: reforming the law of covenants and the numerus clausus “problem”. Cambridge Law Journal, 77(1), 72-96. doi:10.1017/S0008197318000065

The doctrine of benefit and burden - an indirect method for enforcing the burden of positive freehold covenants – developed as an exception the strict Austerberry rule that the burden of positive covenants cannot bind successors directly at law. Thre... Read More

The Housing and Planning Act 2016: rewarding the aspiration of homeownership? (2017)
Journal Article
Bevan, C., & Laurie, E. (2017). The Housing and Planning Act 2016: rewarding the aspiration of homeownership?. Modern Law Review, 80(4), doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12278. ISSN 0026-7961

In May 2016 the Housing and Planning Act 2016 became law, the first purely Conservative government intervention on housing in England since the 1990s. This article examines the Act's key provisions pertaining to social housing and the government's st... Read More

Overriding and over-extended?: actual occupation: a call to orthodoxy (2016)
Journal Article
Bevan, C. (2016). Overriding and over-extended?: actual occupation: a call to orthodoxy. Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 2016(2), ISSN 0010-8200

Those in actual occupation is one example of protection for an interest which although unregistered overrides a registered disposition and was first introduced by the notorious s70(1)(g) Land Registration Act 1925. Today the applicable law is provide... Read More

Uses of macro social theory: a social housing case study (2016)
Journal Article
Bevan, C., & Cowan, D. (2016). Uses of macro social theory: a social housing case study. Modern Law Review, 79(1), doi:10.1111/1468-2230.12167. ISSN 0026-7961

This article reflects on the use of macro social theoretical perspectives to explain micro social issues. It uses social housing allocations as a case study of the issues that arise in such explanations. There has been a number of important social th... Read More