302. The nature of the equity of redemption.

5.     The Equity of Redemption

(1)     Nature of Equity of Redemption

302.     The nature of the equity of redemption.

At law, a mortgage of land formerly took the form of a conveyance to the creditor on condition that if the money was repaid on the specified date, the creditor would reconvey the land but if the condition was not strictly complied with the debtor would lose the land forever and remain liable for the debt. The Court of Chancery intervened to permit the debtor to redeem the mortgage on performance of the conditions, notwithstanding his