Provides students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts and different legal classifications of property; the concepts of ownership and possession of property; the nature and types of proprietary interests; systems of title to real property; and particular interests in real property including co-ownership, future interests, perpetuities and accumulations, easements, covenants, mortgages, leases and licences.
Topic 1 The concept of property
Topic 2 Personal property
Topic 3 Land and fixtures
Topic 4 Tenure, estates, and native title
Topic 5 Creation and transfer of interests in land - legal and equitable interests
Topic 6 Torrens title, indefeasibility of title and exceptions to indefeasibility of title
Topic 7 Torrens title, unregistered interests, priority rules, and caveats
Topic 8 Leases
Topic 9 Mortgages
Topic 10 Common property - co-ownership and strata title
Topic 11 Co-ownership and strata title
Topic 12 Revision
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the theoretical, social, and economic values of property||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify fundamental issues of property law, and the context in which property law operates||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors which underlie them||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||construct and communicate legal arguments in property law contexts||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||evaluate property law in the light of contemporary Australian needs.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bradbrook, A et al., 2011, Australian Property Law Cases and Materials, 4th edn, Lawbook Co Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455227900.
- Mackie, K, Histed, E & Page, J, 2012, Australian Land Law in context, 1st edn, Oxford University Press, Melbourne. ISBN: 978 0 19 557571 2.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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