Alienations under the land use act and express declarations of trust in Nigeria


Nwabueze, Remigius N. (2009) Alienations under the land use act and express declarations of trust in Nigeria Journal of African Law, 53, (1), pp. 59-89. (doi:10.1017/s0021855309000035).

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Nigerian conveyancers routinely resort to powers of attorney and agreements to sell (estate contracts) as tools to avoid the prohibitory clauses of the Land Use Act. Judges have shown their sympathy through a strict (but beneficial) construction. Nevertheless, the current system exacerbates the risk of acquiring precarious titles in land transactions. Accordingly, this article suggests that the avoidance objective will be best achieved through the application of the principles of trust and the use of trust instruments such as express written declarations of trust

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1017/s0021855309000035
ISSNs: 0021-8553 (print)
Keywords: land use act, trust, alienation, consent
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ePrint ID: 73083
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1 April 2009Published
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:53
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/73083

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