Land Law

Ninth edition

by Mark Davys

Approaching essay questions

In this audio file, Mark Davys uses a medical analogy to explore what makes a good essay. At the time of the events in the story, he was marking answers to the following question:

‘The issue whether functional articles in a house or flat … have become fixtures depends, in my opinion, on the intention with which they were brought into the flat and fixed in position. That there must be some degree of affixing is obvious’ (per Sir Richard Scott VC, Botham v TSB Bank plc (1996)).

Critically consider whether this is an adequate summary of the principles that determine whether or not an object is part of land.