The above book is available for purchase at Universities of Lagos, Abuja Bookshops and various books-stands in the country. It has 1,063 pages.
It is not only for Law Students, Law Teachers, Practicing lawyers, Magistrates, Judges alone, but covers wider readership for the laymen/women. Estate Surveyors, Valuers, Agents’ entitlements to payment of commissions, prohibition against top-ups in land sales prices. The Town Planners, Engineers, Architects who need assistance in the interpretation of complex Planning Laws highlighted as they relate to agricultural, residential, mixed or multi-purposes occupancy, commercial, industrial uses/lettings and compliance with Urban, Sub-urban and Rural housings and the controls imposed on them by property legislation. The Lay Testators/Testatrixes who need to know more about Wills, Probate Matters and Administration of intestate properties, statutory controls imposed on them as regards post-mortem or post-humours distribution of properties, are guided. Restrictions against alienation of cultural properties such as Igiobe/Obi are also highlighted. Disinherited family members who want to challenge Wills made by their progenitors via litigation or seek reasonable financial maintenance in the court from the estates of their deceased parents are guided. The Executors and Administrators of the estate of the deceased persons are guided in relation to their duties to dispose, alienate, conflict of interest, to account and fiduciary relationship imposed on them.
The book comprehensively covers different aspects of Conveyancing Transactions Laws such as drafting, language tips, interpretation clause, capacity of the parties to enter into conveyancing contracts – infants, foreigners, lunatics, companies, social clubs, co-operative societies, town unions or development associations, partnership, trade unions and corporations. Surveyors, Valuers, Estate Agents and their duties in land sales agreements, absconding Solicitors/Estate Surveyors who act as stakeholders for deposits, part-payments received from intended purchasers and their liability and refunds of commissions for failure of consideration, membership of NIESV, professional ethics, Constitution, Rules of Professional Conducts. Land Registry Practice and Investigation of titles to properties actual/
Caveat or cautions and probate litigations, Letters of Administration granted if Wills are not discovered, advantages and disadvantages, suitability of the candidates for appointment as administrators – children, spouse, brothers, cousins are eligible, neutral and other credible persons and trust corporations may be appointed – stabilizing factors to prevent waste and embezzlement of estate, the removal of executors/administrators on the proof of necessitating factors such as embezzlement, misappropriation, negligence and acts of proven misconduct. Town Planning Laws – procurement of certificates of occupancy, the legal issues, practice and procedures’ – the charting stages to discover encumbrances, encroachments on government lands and third-party rights, physical inspections of lands by Town Planning Authorities. Applications for change of user such as agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-purpose users, disputes between applicants and TPA and its resolution by judicial processes, are touched.
Comparative dimension is projected in the book. Where Nigerian authorities are silent, inelegant or insufficient, it draws upon the principles distilled from cases and juristic perspectives in United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Singapore, Sudan, Mauritius, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, West Indian States of Trinidad, Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean countries, to elucidate.
Lead-authors’ profile. Prof Uche Jack-Osimiri a former RVSG Scholar, obtained LLB at Ealing College (University of West London) (1980-83), LLM Queen Mary College (University of London) (1983-84), BL (Lagos) (1984-85), PhD (NUIG Ireland) (2009-2014). He was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in August 1985. A veteran law teacher for 34 years– he taught at old Imo State University Okigwe (now Abia State University) 1987-1998, former Head of Department of Private Law University of Ado-Ekiti (1998-2000), Foundation Dean Ebonyi State University Abakaliki (2000-2003), Visiting Prof of Taxation and Business Law, Joint Tax Board Inspectors’ of Taxes Training School Lokoja, Akwanga and Kaduna Study Centres (2001-2008), He has specialist research experience in property legislations, taxation, commercial law (Insurance, Shipping) and economic crime, Dean Faculty of Law, Rivers State University Port Harcourt (2003-2007), Adjunct Prof of Law, University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State (2007-2010). He is presently a Professor of Law at Rivers State University and an Adjunct at University of Calabar. He is a committed researcher with sterling record of performance – he has to his credit about 100 publications comprising books, chapters in books, conference papers, technical reports and articles in peer review journals in Nigeria, Britain, Australia, India, Zambia, Austria, New Zealand, West Indies, Germany, Ireland and USA. He is also a freelance journalist and contributed articles in newspapers for the resolution of controversies in Caribbean Times, Nigerian Guardian, Sunray, Law-Mirror, Tide, All-Africa, Pilot, Nigerian Lawyer, Surveillance and Nation Newspapers. He can be reached on email@example.com, 08033090021.
Profile of the 2ND Author/Research Partner – Maureen O’Sullivan obtained BA in English and Philosophy and BCL, both from University College Cork Ireland, LLM (University of Warwick), PhD (University of Edinburgh) and PGCHE (UWE Bristol). Prior to joining the School of Law at the National University of Ireland Galway, She taught at the Universities of Warwick and West of England, Bristol. She has specialist research experience in Property Law and is also the author of books, chapters in books and articles in refereed journals in Ireland, Britain, Nigeria, Canada and the US. She can be reached on email – firstname.lastname@example.org
LAW BOOK, CONVEYANCING TRANSACTIONS
LAW, PRACTICE & PROCEDURE, VOL.1 (2019)
Authors Prof Uche Jack-Osimiri
AND Dr. Maureen O’Sullivan.
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