McGill Law Journal
The Encyclopedia of Real Estate Terms is now in its Third Edition. This authoritative 1,536-page encyclopedia has three main aims: (1) To provide a clear and precise definition and meaning for a term or phrase, with multiple cross references.
(2) To help the user find answers for many of the questions that occur in real estate today. If not directly, then by reference to a considerable number of other major sources.
(3) To point out where a problem might occur upon which, when required, further advice and counsel should be sought.
An INTERNATIONAL Reference Work (business, legal, economics & finance) that does more than define a word or phrase. The explanations are supported by legal citations and bibliographical references. There are over 5,700 property law cases, 1,900 statutory or code references. There are over 7,000 book references.
Many of the bibliographical entries are referenced by page or paragraph number. In addition, there are over 25,000 cross references making this a true Encyclopedia, as well as a real estate thesaurus.
A real estate Dictionary and an Encyclopedia of real property law, real estate appraisal and phrases from business, legal, economics, finance and investment language, land use planning & zoning, surveying, valuation.
In addition, the Third Edition has a significant number of French property words. These Real Property Words or Phrases are explained in English. They also have extensive statutory and bibliographical references.
The Appendices to the Encyclopedia include: (1) A list of over 1,600 book titles on real estate and related subjects. (2) A summary of major real estate laws. (3) A list of international professional associations. (4) A table of measurements. (5) Financial formulae. (6) Acronyms and Abbreviations.
The Shorter Encyclopedia defines and explains over 7,500 words and phrases and related definitions. This is supplemented by more than 1,000 citations (cases, statutes and other authorities). There are over 20,000 cross references and 400 bibliographical references. Material is drawn from the UK, USA, and many other common law jurisdictions.
The primary focus of these encyclopedias is American and English real estate practice. However, they are truly INTERNATIONAL in scope with real estate information from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Also there are words and phrases from French, Civil and Scots Law and explanations of Latin phrases. All of these are supplemented by extensive resources (citation & bibliographical references) to aid further research. Thus, these works transcend any mere glossary.