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The honours conveyancing course examines a selection of issues arising from contemporary property transactions. This will include investigation of the list of real and public rights available in Scots law (the numerus clausus principle) and its possible extension, the identification of how rights are created and transmitted, tenemental property regimes and minerals extraction, boundary disputes and settlement of boundary issues, land registration, real burdens and servitudes, restrictions on the use of land, the use of trusts to emulate real rights, the methods of transmission of property (including missives and electronic conveyancing) and the practical application of conveyancing theory to practice.
|Second Sub Session
|25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Course Aims: The course aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of selected areas of contemporary Scottish Conveyancing law and Practice, including the catalogue of real rights available under Scots law, issues arising from boundary disputes, the difficulties arising from landlocked land, the importance of prescription (both positive and negative), aspects of the law of servitudes, an insight into the challenges facing the legal profession, a selection of recent developments in conveyancing practice and the offside goals rule.
Main Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding
By the end of the course the student should know:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).
Resit: Normally, no resit is available.
Students submit one non counting essay of 2,000 words. This does not count towards the final assessment.
Feedback will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.