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.
- The concept of property
- Personal property
- Tenure, estates and native title
- Land and fixtures
- Creation and transfer of interests in land — legal and equitable interests
- Torrens title, indefeasibility of title and exceptions to indefeasibility of title
- Study week
- Torrens title, unregistered interests, priority rules and caveats
- Easements, profits à prendre and covenants
- Exam review
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:|
|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|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Explain the theoretical, social and economic values of property
- Identify fundamental principles of property law, and the context in which property law functions
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and rules of property law, and the policy factors that underlie them
- Apply the principles and rules of property law to solve relevant legal problems
- Mackie K, Histed, E & Page, J, 2012, Land Law in context, Oxford University Press Australia, Melbourne. ISBN: 9780195575712.
- Moore, A, Grattan, S & Griggs, L, 2016, Australian Property Law Cases and Materials, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters, Sydney. ISBN: 9780455237886.
Teaching and assessment
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