Course code LAWS5062Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

LAW courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.

Deals with law and practices governing the creation, transfer and encumbrance of interests in land, and related property and the law applying to different systems of land tenure, leases, mortgages, easements and covenants. Classes are usually held at University House.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2004
Objectives(i) To equip students with knowledge and foster understanding of the current theoretical and practical issues relating to the law covering land transactions with emphasis on New South Wales.
(ii) To give students practice in reading and applying legislation in the context of the study of land transactions.
(iii) To critically examine issues of policy, practice and procedure which may influence the outcome of cases and formulation of legislation in this area of law.
(iv) To further develop the capacity of students to analyse and apply principles of law in the context of the study of land transactions
(v) To provide students with an opportunity to apply their legal research skills in this area of law.
ContentThe course deals with the following topics:
1. Pre-requisites for a land transaction
2. Sale of Land by contract - with particular reference to the Law Society of NSW Contract for Sale of Land
3. Leases
4. Mortgages.
5. Covenants, Easements and Rights of Way.
6. Community Titles & Strata Titles
7. Old System Conveyancing
Replacing Course(s)This course is an elective course in the LLB. Students enrolled in Option B Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice will complete the Conveyencing practice requirements of the Legal Practitioners' Admission board (LPAB) in Legal Practice 2 (LAWS4055A).
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAn essay
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs.