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ISBN: 9781552215630-01



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What is Property?


From: The Law of Property


This chapter explains the meaning of property and the two definitions of property that are used in the law. It then describes various things that can be the subject of property rights.



Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers is a professor at Thompson Rivers University. He practised as a barrister and solicitor in Alberta before obtaining his DPhil from the University of Oxford. He has been teaching and writing about property law for over twenty-five years in Canada, England, and Australia. He was Professor of Private Law at King’s College London, Professor of Property Law at University College London, a professor at the University of Alberta, and a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He is also the author of Resulting Trusts (Oxford, 1997) and An Introduction to Property Law in Australia, 4th ed (Sydney, 2019).