Module: Integrating Project

Module details

  • Module code

    3025
  • Module leader

    Peter Smith
  • Module Level

    6
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    25 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 1 and 2

Module content

The module content will reflect the syllabus in other core modules:

Introduction to the brief, visiting the subject property; examination of the legal issues; town and country planning and development considerations; search for and analysis of market sales and rental evidence; valuation for existing use; gross development value of proposed development/change of use; researching the local market for potential uses; environmental and sustainability  issues-including energy performance of buildings; marketing of property to find tenants, and prospective purchasers, as appropriate; report writing.

Module outcomes

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

  1. Produce a report, which synthesises information from a wide range of sources in the field of property agency and management.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to use critical, analytical and creative skills to address practical problems relating to real estate management and sales.
  3. Critically evaluate evidence and alternative points of view, and be able to reconcile differences of opinion while constructing reasoned arguments of their own.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework An individual written report 100%

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

Supporting texts

the following supporting resources should also be consulted:-

Garner, S. and Frith, A. (2013). A Practical Approach to Landlord and Tenant. (7th edition). Oxford University Press

Millington, A.F. (2000). Property Development. Estates Gazette

Scarrett, D. and Osborne, S. (2014). Property Valuation - the five methods.(3rd edition). Routledge

RICS isurv [online] through the Library Portal - Electronic Resources - at: http://www.isurv.com/

BCIS (Building Costs Information Service) [online] through the Library Portal - Electronic Resources - at: https://gateway.rau.ac.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=25049 

Estates Gazette Interactive [online] available through the Library Portal - Electronic Resources - requires RAU [username and password]

CoStar [online] at http://www.costar.co.uk/ Requires username and password. Email helpdesk@costar.co.uk