Black Money Business Jobs : [Land Law] Feoffment

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  1. Shikamaru

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    After William the Conqueror invaded England (conquest), originally land did not pass by inheritance. This changed over time.
    Originally, land had one owner and one owner only. Two developments changed this: (1) uses (trusts) and (2) the development of equity and equity courts in England.

    Could this be a legal fiction?

    True owner is the sovereign, but an estate in land or ownership of rights over land can be tenured (held) by subjects?

    Did the King's need for revenue and service the influence of the development of this predicament?

    "Written conveyances were customary and mandatory after 1677" = deed (contract under seal)

    Customary and mandatory = Statutory legislation from Parliament

    Historical chain of title or recitals of descent = title abstract

    Feoffment (or Enfeoffment) = Conveyance
    Feoffor = Grantor
    Feoffee = Grantee
    Fee = Property. Synonyms include feodum, feudum, fief (French).

    Estate (in land) = an abstract of the land pertaining to its rights and duties (services, feudal land tenure), but NOT the land itself.

    Title = a bundle of rights
    Deed = color of title. A deed colors an originating instrument as to whom is the owner.

    Livery = short for "delivery"
    Seisen = to grasp, to take hold, to seize

    Two types of livery of seisen:
    - Livery in deed
    - Livery in law

    There is a whole mess more to cover such as the Statutes of Mortmain and Quia Emptores.
    We could also spin-off from this into uses and trusts ....

    Of course, feudalism as well as the concept of the fee or fief originates from Rome .....