LAW-10037 - Introduction to Property Law
Coordinator: Mark A 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 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

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 and analyse and explain the relationship between personal property and real property: 1
explain, apply and appraise the general rules relating to the creation, transfer and protection of personal property, and estates and interests (legal and equitable) in land in England and Wales: 1
explain, analyse and evaluate the rules relating to the structure of concurrent co-ownership of land, the informal acquisition of rights in the family home and the regulation of trusts of land in England and Wales: 1

Study hours

Lectures (large group teaching): 20 hours
Small group teaching: 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
2,000 word assignment. The assignment will use a combination of short essay and problem style questions to test students' ability to handle and reflect upon a representative range of the legal rules and doctrines encountered during the module, with students being required to answer two questions from a choice of not less than four.