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Unit description

Provides students with a working knowledge of the basic concepts and different legal classifications of property; the concepts of possession, ownership, tenure and estates; systems of title to real property, and the nature and types of real property interests, including leases, mortgages, easements and covenants.

Unit content

  1. The concept of property
  2. Personal property
  3. Tenure, estates and native title
  4. Land and fixtures
  5. Creation and transfer of interests in land — legal and equitable interests
  6. Torrens title, indefeasibility of title and exceptions to indefeasibility of title
  7. Study week
  8. Torrens title, unregistered interests, priority rules and caveats
  9. Leases
  10. Mortgages
  11. Co-ownership
  12. Easements, profits à prendre and covenants
  13. Exam review

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Explain the theoretical, social and economic values of property
2Identify fundamental principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions
3Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them
4Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the theoretical, social and economic values of property
  2. Identify fundamental principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them
  4. Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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