|Module Title||PROPERTY LAW AND PRACTICE|
|Co-ordinator||Professor John R Williams|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Co-Requisite||LPM0140 , LPM0325 , LPM0405 , LPM0505 , LPM0710 , LPM1310 , LPM0910 , LPM1010 , LPM1110 , LPM1210 , LPM0810|
|Course delivery||Lecture||Large Group Session|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Small Group Session|
2. Introduction to and general overview of conveyancing procedures and transaction outline
Background to Revenue issues (including VAT) .
An introduction to the Town and Country Planning Acts.
3. Professional Matters that arise in a transaction on client care, professional conduct, taking instructions, how to obtain finance and mortgages
4. Pre Contract Searches and Enquiries.
Drafting Contracts using the Standard Conditions.
Mention of Commercial Property Conditions and Conditional Contracts
Use of protocol.
5. Contract Procedure and Exchange.
6. Title Investigation
Registered Land and unregistered land
Land Registration and how to investigate Registered titles
Preparations for Title Investigation and deduction according to protocol
7. Investigations on Title after exchange
Requisitions on Title
8. Preparation of Transfer for Completion
Completion and Post Completion
9. Leaseholds Flats
The Law and liability of Covenants
Grant of Assignment of Lease Acting for Landlord/ Acting for Tenant
10. Commercial Leases and Commercial Conveyancing
11. Sale of Part and New Properties
|Problem solving||The subject is predicated on students solving client problems and identifying the correct practical and legal steps. They will be expected to choose between different approaches and be faced with having to choose between alternative solutions.|
|Research skills||All sessions require independent legal research; the ability to use Library resources, electronic precedents and locate and act on the correct material will be developed in Small Group Sessions (SGS).|
|Communication||Students will act in groups and be expected to communicate to the session as a whole. Oral communication skills will be mainly developed in the SGS and questions, answers and tasks will be encouraged in Lectures (LGS) as the sessions will be interactive. Written communication skills are developed in drafting exercises.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will learn in an interactive environment and be expected to develop their understanding and skills in independent learning. The module demands reading, preparation for LGS and SGS, relevant research and reflection on the problems and case studies.|
|Team work||All SGS are tutor facilitated with students working in groups of two, three or four. Future solicitors are required to demonstrate team work and this skill is developed by the format of the seminars (SGS).|
|Information Technology||Modern legal property work relies on electronic sources and drafting. Students will be expected to draft conveyancing documents and contracts using electronic precedents and to be conversant with e-conveyancing. All materials will be placed on the Blackboard site Most of the legal research will require use of the electronic or online legal documents and cases|
|Application of Number||Students are expected to be numerate and will have to fill in and keep ledger records in the simulated property transactions.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The subject area of Property Law and Practice is required for their future career as are the practice of the pervasive subject skills below which are embedded in the teaching.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Writing/drafting/ Practical legal research/solicitors accounts/Interviewing|
This module is at CQFW Level 7