Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to unit and nature of property
    • Doctrine of fixtures
    • Tenure and the operation of Torrens title system
    • Torrens title system - mortgages and priorities
    • Leases - general overview
    • Leases - Retail and commercial leasing (Part1)
    • Leases - Retail and commercial leasing (Part 2)
    • Easements and restrictive covenants
    • Strata titles
    • Personal Properties Securities register
    • Native title
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject 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 - Invigilated Exam — Final Examination (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 2 (30%)

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 subject

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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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