Undergraduate | UNE-LAW321 | 2023
Continue your exploration of Australian law with a deep dive into the specifics behind buying, selling and transferring land. You’ll explore legal aspects from contracts to titles and the role of agents. You’ll also touch on eConveyancing.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 27 Feb 2023
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of the underlying principles, practices and theoretical concepts of real estate and agency law as it relates to the intention to enter into and the formation of a contract for sale of land;
- use cognitive and creative skills to critically reflect on and discuss the effectiveness of the current law that regulates conveyancing transactions;
- demonstrate well developed skills in critical thinking and professional judgement in identifying and applying the principles of conveyancing law to hypothetical fact scenarios eg, where there may be title defects, issues with timing for completion, and being able to suggest potential solutions or remedies;
- use autonomy and well-developed judgement to communicate clear, coherent and independent solutions to legal questions relating to conveyancing issues; and
- understand the basis of eConveyancing.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In this subject you will gain contemporary knowledge of the law and practical implications relating to conveyancing land in New South Wales, covering both Torrens title and old system title conveyancing. You will examine a range of topics including the formation of the contract, options, auctions, deposit and agents, as well as title issues, error or misdescription, rescission and termination and death, insolvency, possession, insurance and completion. You will also explore issues such as time for completion, remedies for breach and gain an introduction to eConveyancing. Although aimed at conveyancing in New South Wales, this subject provides a broad understanding of conveyancing law throughout Australia.
Assignment 1: Written Assessment: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5.
- Written Assignment (40%)
- Take Home Exam (60%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-LAW-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
and one of
- UNE-LAW172-Contract Law
UNE-LAW272 (Not currently available)
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years).
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses