Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
LC31820
Module Title
Property Law and Practice
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Pre-Requisite
Co-Requisite
LC31320, LC31420, LC31520, LC31620 or LC31720 If intending to prepare for the SQE1 examination students should also pursue:
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Problem-solving written answers  (2,000 words) Coursework  25%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   Online examination  75%
Supplementary Assessment Problem-solving written answers  (2,000 words) Coursework  25%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Online examination  75%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Identify the key elements of a freehold and/or leasehold property transaction to meet the needs of a client

2. Conduct an investigation of a registered or an unregistered freehold and/or leasehold title

3. Carry out pre-contract searches and enquiries undertaken when acquiring a freehold and/or leasehold property

4. Progress a freehold and/or leasehold property transaction to exchange of contracts

5. Carry out pre-completion steps relevant to a freehold and/or leasehold property transaction

6. Carry out completion and post-completion steps to meet the needs of a client

7. Apply an understanding of the grant and the assignment of a commercial lease to meet the needs of a client

8. Apply an understanding of the key lease covenants in a commercial lease and the law relating to a breach of these covenants

Brief description

This module covers the core legal principles and practical rules associated with land and property law and practice.

Students are expected to draw on and apply knowledge from the following areas of law and practice:

The core principles of land law and relevant aspects of trust and contract law.

The core knowledge areas of freehold real estate law and practice.

The core knowledge areas of leasehold real estate law and practice.

The core principles of planning law.

The core principles of property taxation.

Content

1. ​Registered and unregistered land.

2. Freehold and leasehold estates, and legal and equitable interests in land.

3. Landlord and tenant.

4. Co-ownership. The key elements of a freehold and/or leasehold residential or commercial property transaction.

5. Investigation of a registered or an unregistered freehold and/or leasehold title.

6. Pre-contract searches and enquiries undertaken when acquiring a freehold and/or leasehold property.

7. Steps in progressing a freehold and/or leasehold property transaction to exchange of contracts.

8. Pre-completion steps relevant to a freehold and/or leasehold property transaction.

9. Completion and post-completion steps relevant to a freehold and/or leasehold property transaction including remedies for delayed completion.

10. Planning law.

11. The grant and the assignment of a commercial lease and/or underlease.

12. The key lease covenants in a commercial lease and the law relating to a breach of these covenants.

13. Security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part II.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Subject Specific Skills Knowledge of land and property law and practice.
Central to problem-solving and decision making in the context of legal analysis.
Many of the classroom exercises will require teamwork.
Practical and client-facing aspects of the module.
Computer-based assessment. Legal research via electronic databases.
Central to all interactions on this module (core to the professional and ethical elements of the competency requirements)
Feedback and feedforward sessions reflecting on performance in set tasks.
Students will be presented with new and novel scenarios regularly in order to develop their ability to adapt the application of their legal knowledge. Feedback and feedforward sessions reflecting on performance in set tasks.
Scenarios and case studies central to module delivery with students developing solutions.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6