Land Law is often referred to as property law because it encompasses the legal principles and rules that govern the ownership, use, and transfer of real property or immovable property, which includes land and everything permanently attached to it, such as buildings, structures, and natural resources. Property Law, on the other hand, is a broader term that encompasses not only land but also other forms of property, such as personal property (movable assets) and intellectual property.
While Land Law focuses specifically on real property, it is closely related to the broader concept of property law. Both areas of law deal with the rights, obligations, and interests associated with various forms of property. However, Land Law is often distinguished from Property Law to emphasise its specific focus on real estate and the legal aspects related to land ownership, tenancy, and land-use rights.
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