Module: Rural Property Law

Module details

  • Module code

    4019
  • Module leader

    Peter Morris
  • Module Level

    7
  • Module credits

    15
  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    45 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 1

Module content

Elements of: English Legal System, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Land Law, Landlord and Tenant Law.

Module outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate the implications of the terms of contracts for all relevant parties.
  2. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the law of tort in the context of land management by critically evaluating its application to a range of scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the legal rights and obligations of landlords and tenants by applying that understanding to a range of scenarios, demonstrating sound judgement as to the appropriate advice which would need to be provided to each of the parties.
  4. Apply a systematic understanding of the legal tenets of land law to critically evaluate relevant problems and demonstrate sound judgement in relation to the appropriate advice which would need to be provided to address these problems.
  5. Demonstrate critical awareness of the legal and ethical responsibilities of the surveyor.

Assessment

Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 1 x case study analysis 50%
Examination 1 x 3 hour unseen exam 50%

Key texts

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

  • Card, R., Murdoch, J. and Murdoch, S. (2011) Real estate management law. 7th ed. Oxford University Press
  • Garner, S. and Frith, A. (2013) A practical approach to landlord and tenant. 7th ed. Oxford University Press
  • Rodgers, C.P. (2008) Agricultural law. 3rd ed. Tottel Publishing Ltd.