LAW-10037 - Introduction to Property Law
Coordinator: Mark Davys Room: CBC1.009 Tel: +44 1782 7 33224
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2023/24

Introduction to Property provides an essential introduction to land law, the trust, the role of Equity and the concept of property. In this module, you will consider the role played by property and the interrelationship between law and equity is brought to life in an illuminating study of co-ownership, its structure, its regulation and the rules governing the informal acquisition of rights in the family home. With its focus on estates and interests, legal and equitable ownership and the fundamental rules around the creation, protection and transfer of property, this module equips you for the further study of Real Property (at Level 5) and the Law of Trusts (at Level 6).

To introduce students to the concept of property and the general principles of property law in England and Wales, and to equip students for the further study in The Law of Real Property at Level 5 (LAW-20068) and the Law of Trusts at Level 6 (LAW-30108).

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

explain and critique the concept of property and distinguish property rights from other types of rights and obligations: 1
explain the nature of equity and its place in the law of England and Wales: 1
distinguish between different types of property, analyse and explain the relationship between personal property and real property (land), and distinguish the different estates and interests that can exist in land: 1
explain, apply and appraise the rules relating to the creation, transfer and protection of estates and interests in land pursuant to the Land Registration Act 2002: 1
explain, analyse and evaluate the rules relating to the structure of concurrent co-ownership of land, the regulation of trusts of land, and the informal acquisition of rights in the family home in England and Wales: 1

Study hours

Interactive Lectures: 20 hours
Seminars: 10 hours
Preparation for small group teaching (including workbooks, directed reading, research and other resources): 60 hours
Review of learning after small group teaching: 10 hours.
Assignment (planning, research, writing): 50 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
2000 word assignment
The assignment will require students to answer one essay style question and one problem style question from a choice of no less than two in each case. The different forms of question will enable students to demonstrate their ability to critically reflect upon and apply representative range of the legal rules and doctrines encountered during the module.