A minor1 cannot hold a legal estate and hence cannot create a legal mortgage of land2. A minor can avoid a contract to create a mortgage or charge3 or a charge over his equitable interest until a reasonable time after attaining majority4. He can, however, ratify such a transaction after attaining his majority. Where a contract is unenforceable against a minor, or he repudiates it, because he was a minor when it was made, the court may require the minor to transfer any property acquired under the contract or any property representing it
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