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LS3529: ENGLISH PROPERTY LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:21


Course Overview

This course will explore and critically evaluate the concepts of land and property in the law of England and Wales; estates and interests in land (freehold, leasehold, licence, mortgage and easement); freehold covenants; registered and unregistered land and conveyancing of registered land; trusts in land (including co-ownership); adverse possession; landlord and tenant relationships, leasehold covenants, leasehold enfranchisement, and commonhold. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Douglas Bain

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • LS2031 The Law of Property (Studied)
  • Either Law (LS) (Studied) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will explore and critically evaluate the concepts of land and property in the law of England and Wales; estates and interests in land (freehold, leasehold, licences, mortgage and easement); restrictive covenants; registered and unregistered land and conveyancing of registered land; adverse possession; landlord and tenant relationships, leasehold covenants and ownership.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor Of Laws (Accelerated) With English Law
  • Bachelor Of Laws With English Law & European Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws with English Law

Contact Teaching Time

37 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%) and 1 essay (30%). Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

A compulsory pre-seen question in the examination paper, to be attempted during the examination. A practice exam held in the seventh week of the semester. On a less formal basis, verbal feedback is given during tutorial discussions.

Feedback

The assessment in para. 1 above is marked by the student's tutor and returned with detailed written comments within 2 weeks of submission. For the practice exam mentioned in para 2, written feedback comments are put on each script, supplemented by a lecture hour which goes over all aspects of the exam performance. The Course Coordinator organises appointments to see all candidates who did particularly poorly,and also extends a general invitation to any member of the class who wishes to discuss his or her performance.

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