Caunce v Caunce [1969]

A husband and wife both contributed to the purchase price of a house (unregistered land). The house by conveyed into the husband’s sole name.

This historic case stated that a wife’s rights were irrelevant to the doctrine of notice as a wife lived in the shadow of her husband. This case has since been expressly reversed in Kingsnorth Finance v Tizard [1986].

RELATED CASE  Edwards v Edwards [2010]

Posted in Land Law Revision Notes.

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