Module: Law 2

Module details

  • Module code

    2030 / 2030DL
  • Module leader

    Peter Smith
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Prerequisites

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    61 hours (campus based) / 8 hours (distance learning)
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 1 and 2 (campus) / Varies (Distance learning)

Module content

This module is delivered in two major units:

  • Law of Real Property, including freehold and leasehold interests, fixtures, trusts, easements and profits, restrictive covenants, mortgages, conveyancing, registered land, adverse possession.
  • Landlord and Tenant Law, with particular reference to business and residential tenancies, including leasehold enfranchisement.  

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Identify legal estates and interests in land and explain the rights of owners, occupiers and others in relation to real property.
  2. Apply landlord and tenant law to the process of identifying a management strategy in relation to the property.
  3. Identify, and propose solutions to, legal problems relating to the operational management, transfer and occupation of the property.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Case study assignment 50%
Examination Seen exam (1.5 hours) 50%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Garner, S. and Frith, A. (2013) A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant. 7th ed. OUP
  • Dixon, M. (2016) Modern Land Law, 10th ed. Routledge

Supporting texts

  • Dixon, M. (2010) Modern Land Law (4th ed.), OUP available as an E-book
  • Stroud, A. (2013) Making Sense of Land Law. 4th ed. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Wilkie, M., Luxton, P., Morgan, J. and Cole, G. (2013) Landlord and Tenant Law. 9th ed. Palgrave MacMillan