Unit description

Introduces the practical implications of the conveyancing transaction. Students will cover all areas involved in the preparation and completion of a conveyance of real property and an old system title together with the preparation of leases and mortgages and the execution and registration thereof.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction 
Topic 2 Formation of land contracts 
Topic 3 The subject matter of the sale 
Topic 4 The vendor's duty of disclosure 
Topic 5 Title defects 
Topic 6 Legality of structures and use 
Topic 7 The deposit 
Topic 8 Position of the parties pending completion 
Topic 9 Requisitions and objections 
Topic 10 Errors and misdescriptions 
Topic 11 Inquiries and affectations 
Topic 12 Preparing for settlement 
Topic 13 Time 
Topic 14 Strata subdivision of land 
Topic 15 Contract for sale of a business 
Topic 16 The revenue implications of land and business transactions

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • At this time I would suggest that you do not purchase the textbook until we meet at the workshop: Skapinker, D & Lane, P, 2010, Sale of Land in NSW Commentary and Materials, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 7 hrs (once)
Short written responseSR
Exam: open book100%

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