169. Minors.

A person who is under 18 years of age cannot hold a legal estate in land1 and any conveyance to a minor operates as a declaration that the land is held in trust for the minor2.

Where a person ('the claimant') enters into a contract with another ('the defendant') and the contract is unenforceable against the defendant (or he repudiates it) because he was a minor when the contract was made, the court may, if it is just and equitable to do so, require the defendant to transfer to the claimant any property acquired by the defendant under the contract,