Land Law 1
Module code: M5026
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Multiple choice questions, Essay
This module provides an introduction to the legal rules determining what it means to own land and/or other rights that relate to land.
You will cover aspects of the law forming the framework of landholding in England and may include:
- the doctrines of estates and tenure
- the meaning of land (fixtures)
- the distinction between personal and property rights
- the role of equity and the trust and the doctrine of estoppel
- the contractual formalities for buying an interest or estate in land
- acquiring ownership rights, including the rules of adverse possession
- unregistered and registered title.
You may also cover topics such as leases (and licences) or mortgages to explore the application of the rules in a particular context.
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate critical legal understanding of the framework of modern land law and knowledge of key principles and concepts
- Apply the knowledge and understanding gained to develop and sustain critical arguments on controversial points of land law and/or solve problems using appropriate techniques
- Locate and make appropriate use of relevant primary and secondary materials in researching written work
- Demonstrate written fluency in subject specific legal terminology