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PO2010: LAND AND PROPERTY LAW (2020-2021)

Last modified: 08 Jul 2020 14:05


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Anne-Michelle Slater

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 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.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 11, 15, 17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1x 1750-word individual report (50%)

1x 2250-word individual problem question assessment (50%)

 

resit: same

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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