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Area/Catalogue
COML 2003

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
105400

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

To provide students with an understanding of the laws relating to property and property transactions.

Course content

The definition of "property" and the ability of the law to protect it. The distinction between real and personal property and choses** in action; fixtures and fittings. The nature of estates in land. An outline of the operation of the Torrens system of land titles together with an explanation of the role of legal and equitable interests in this area of law (including brief examples of the relevance and operation of the law of trusts); indefeasibility of title; caveats. Leases and tenancies, including statutory protection of residential and shop leases. Encumbrances, mortgages and charges. Easements and restrictive covenants. Adverse possession. Strata and community title. Crown lands. Matters touching on property law: wills and intestacy, gifts, torts, consumer law relating to real estate practice. New developments in the law of property.

**Please note that ‘choses’ is correct legal terminology

Textbook(s)

Webb, E., & Stephenson, M. 2015, Land Law, 4th ed, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, N.S.W.

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
COML 1001 Foundations of Business Law
Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1018 Business Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Workshop 35 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online 30 hours x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 40% N/A
Written examination N/A 50% 2 hours
Continuous assessment N/A 10% Ongoing
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, TAYLOR'S BUSINESS SCHOOL
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 40% N/A
Written examination N/A 50% 2 hours
Continuous assessment N/A 10% Ongoing
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Problem solving exercise 2000 words 40% N/A
Written examination N/A 50% 2 hours
Continuous assessment N/A 10% Ongoing

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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