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Land And Property Law

This subject is available within certain ICMS undergraduate degrees. Please click the button below to find an undergraduate course for you.

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Course level of study pre-requisite: a total of 12 credit points including ACC101A, MKT101A, STA101A and MGT101A from level 100 core subjects (approximately 80% completion of level 100 core subjects) prior enrolling into level 200 core and specialisation subjects.

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3 credit points

Subject Aim:

As future property professionals, students must acquaint themselves with, and acquire basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of Land and Property Law.

This subject will aim to encourage students to look at the law relating to real and personal property in Australia, and apply their knowledge to how to buy and sell property, undertake a conveyance, leases and register different interests on title along with the impact such existing interests have on property ownership.

Topics covered include:
  • Introduction to Property Law & Native Title
  • Introduction to the Torrens System
  • Registration on Title and registration of new Titles
  • Transfer of Ownership
  • Conveyancing Principles and Practice
  • Caveats, unregistered interests, easement and covenants
  • Co-ownership and Property
  • Registration on title with respect to mortgages
  • Leases
  • Real estate agents and related occupants
  • Ethical and legal frameworks for property professionals in the industry

Learning Outcomes:

a) Explain the various types of interest in land including leasehold.

b) Apply legal knowledge to determine key issues relating to ownership or leasehold of land and the potential to develop land.

c) Analyse the impacts of Native Title, easements, covenants, freehold title, leasehold and co-ownership on the concept of property ownership.

d) Apply the principles and procedures of law as they relate to property.

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