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Aims/Description: This module introduces the student to the general concepts of the law of property and develops these with particular reference to land law. The unit examines the nature of property rights, their creation and transfer, the distinction between legal estates and legal and equitable interests, the creation and protection of the rights of third parties, both of a commercial nature (including easements and restrictive covenants) and of a family nature (such as rights arising under a trust). The module considers both unregistered and registered systems of titles to land, and co-ownership of land. Leases, commonhold, and mortgages are also analysed.

Staff Contact: ODELL PETER J
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Required for exemption from professional legal examinations in the UK.

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