In this project we are investigating the on-going and dynamic relationships that exist between those who possess property rights. We are interested in ways in which the legal, regulatory, social and commercial norms that inform property relationships may adapt and evolve over time to reflect the fact that they are lived relationships with changing patterns and understandings of spatial use, relationship needs, external dynamics, and so on.

We have presented the evolving ideas in this project at various conferences, including: Association for Law Property and Society (University of British Columbia, 2014); Socio-Legal Studies Association (University of Warwick, 2015), Association for Law Property and Society (University of Georgia School of Law, 2015); Research forum (Singapore Management University, 2015).

In May 2016, we held a seminar at New College, University of Oxford, sponsored by the Modern Law Review, to discuss the ideas in our Scoping Paper with leading international property law scholars from common law jurisdictions and decision-makers from England. The Scoping Paper is available here.

A list of those attending the seminar and critical friends of the project as well as comments from Discussants at the Seminar and from Critical Friends will be available on this website shortly.

Our article on the ‘dynamics of enduring property relationships’ is to be published in the Modern Law Review.