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LAWS3417: Commercial Land Law

2022 unit information

In terms of content, this unit aims to explore in greater depth some important aspects of the law of real property which the compulsory Real Property unit does not cover. The topics which will be covered will be: leases (including covenants of leases, assignments of leases, remedies of landlords, relief against forfeiture and subleases); possessory title; commercial land contracts, mortgages (with special attention on the rights and remedies of the mortgagor and mortgagee); options and only if significant time permits strata and community titles. Students who wish to practise in the area of property law are encouraged to consider studying this unit, because the matters covered are indispensable for a career in property law. From a pedagogical perspective, the assessment is structured to improve problem-solving skills of students. The classroom-style is structured to encourage students to participate in discussion and to learn collaboratively.

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS3417
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of further aspects of land law which have commercial impact, building on material you have covered in other property subjects such as Introduction to Property and Commercial Law, Real Property and Equity.
  • LO2. Resolve commercial land law disputes by using different kinds of legal tools, including case law, legislation and secondary resources.
  • LO3. Accurately and rapidly identify legal principles from complex and lengthy decisions of courts in New South Wales and other jurisdictions.
  • LO4. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply legal skills in statutory interpretation, acquired in the context of the interpretation and application of important provisions in the Real Property Act 1900 (NSW), Conveyancing Act 1919 (NSW), and other relevant legislation.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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