This module provides an introduction to the law of property, with an emphasis on land law. Students first learn what property rights are, how they differ from personal rights, and why that distinction matters. They then study the variety of different property rights recognised in English law, the ways in which new property rights can be created and existing property rights can be transferred to others, and the priority rules used to resolve disputes when two or more people claim competing property rights to the same thing.
The Law of Property is related to the Law of Trusts (6FFLK003). Students intending to take both modules are advised to take them concurrently.
The Law of Property is a core foundation subject that must be covered before one can proceed to the Bar Professional Training Course or Legal Practice Course. It is compulsory for a qualifying law degree for the purposes of practice in England and Wales.
Professor Robert Chambers
Lecture (2 x 1 hour per week), Tutorial (1 x 1 hour per week), Seminar (4 x 2 hour per term)
Module assessment - more information
2 hour closed book examination (70%); 1 summative assessed essay (30%)
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