Property Law for Business - 2016

Unit summary

BLW383

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Introduction to real property law, estates and interests in land, fixtures, native title, Torrens System, mortgages, leases, easements and covenants and co-ownership.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain and discuss legal concepts and principles relating to real property
  2. analyse and interpret relevant legislation and case law relating to real property law
  3. apply relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve hypothetical property law problems and case studies
  4. construct a coherent and logical legal argument
  5. communicate effectively in written activities using clear, concise and appropriate language.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Final Examination (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to unit and nature of property
2Doctrine of fixtures
3Tenure and the operation of Torrens title system
4Torrens title system - mortgages and priorities
5Leases - general overview
6Leases - Retail and commercial leasing (Part1)
7Leases - Retail and commercial leasing (Part 2)
8Easements and restrictive covenants
9Strata titles
10Personal Properties Securities register
11Native title

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • LNSG: Property Law LexisNexis Study Guide , 2nd edition

    By:Jackman, B & Werren, Kip

    ISBN: 9780409337990

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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