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PO2010: LAND AND PROPERTY LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:37


Course Overview

This course considers the different legal relationships which can exist in Scotland with regard to rights in land and to outline the implications of these relationships.

This course is intended to enable participants:

  • To understand the place of land tenure in society.
  • To explain the concept of ownership and its implications in Scotland.
  • To describe the principal forms of subordinate right that can be carved out of land ownership in Scotland.
  • To identify and explain the principal restrictions on land ownership in Scotland.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Douglas Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

  • [$2]

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Bachelor of Laws with English Law (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Gaelic Language (Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Music (Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and European Legal Studies (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in French Language (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in German Language (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and German Law (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Spanish Language (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Spanish Law (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Economics (with Honours) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Management Studies (Hons) (Studied)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Accountancy (Hons) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will cover the following areas:
  • The concept of land tenure.
  • The evolution of land tenure in Scotland.
  • Capacity to hold land.
  • Co-ownership.
  • 'Ownership' of land.
  • Subordinate rights in land: life rents, leases, security rights.
  • Restrictions on the use of land: real burdens, servitudes.
  • Land registration.
  • Conveyancing.

Further Information & Notes

This course is not available to LLB students.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Accountancy-Real Estate
  • MA Business Management-Real Estate
  • MA Finance-Real Estate
  • MA Real Estate
  • Property Joint

Contact Teaching Time

63 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (80%); written in-course assignment (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions.

Feedback

Written feedback is given for the in-course assignment. On a less formal basis, via verbal feedback during tutorial discussions.

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