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Part VI The Law of Property, Ch.27 The Distinction Between Movables and Immovables

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Movables — Immovables
In order to arrive at a common basis on which to determine questions involving a foreign element, English private international law classifies the subject matter of ownership into movables and immovables, and thus adopts a distinction that is accepted in other legal systems,2 though even common law jurisdictions cannot agree whether some kinds of property are movable or immovable.3 The first task of the court in a private international law case when required to decide some question of a proprietary or possessory nature is to decide whether the item of property...
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