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LS3529: ENGLISH PROPERTY LAW (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Douglas Bain

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

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

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

48-hour online exam (50%)

1,000 word essay (25%)

Multiple Choice Test (25%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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