Course Title: Real Estate Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Real Estate Law

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST1137

City Campus

Postgraduate

325H Property, Construction & Project Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Rebecca Leshinsky

Course Coordinator Phone: 61 3 9925 3501

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.leshinsky@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.53


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None 


Course Description

The course aims to develop your knowledge of contract and real property law. You will examine major topic areas including the formation of a valid contract, pre-contractual negotiations, terms of the contract, breach of the contract and remedies including legislation such as the Competition and Consumer Act. Your study of Property Law includes the principles of property, doctrine of fixtures, licences and leases, indefeasibility of title, easements and covenants and ownership. You will also examine key property legislation  including relevant legislation such Property Law Act, Transfer of Land Act, Sale of Land Act and the Retail Leases Act.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Apply knowledge of property theory and concepts to inform decision making in the local and global professional arena, demonstrating evidenced based judgement and ethical decision making   

6. Critically engage with economic, legal and environmental policy frameworks to inform developed solutions, decision making and problem solving 


 


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Analyse and apply Australian legislation and judicial precedent to property practice including transactions.
  2. Apply legislative frameworks to interpret property case studies.
  3. Discuss how the principles of property law impact on the rights of parties in the context of real property.


 


Overview of Learning Activities

This course is run as a lectorial and it is intended to be as interactive as possible. Students are encouraged to ask questions and enter into discussion with the lecturer throughout the sessions. In addition to the end of semester examination there is one assignment and a class presentation on a topic that is agreed with the lecturer.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning materials for this course are available on Canvas and through readings.

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment consists of:

Task 1: Test 

Weighting: 15% of total grade
Individual work:  Analyse and apply Australian legislation and judicial precedent to property practice including transactions. CLO1.

Task 2:  Contract law - IRAC legal problem

Weighting: 40% of total grade
Individual work: Analyse and apply Australian legislation and judicial precedent to property practice including transactions. Apply legislative frameworks to interpret property case studies. CLO1, CLO2.

Task 3: Property law - 3 short legal problems

Weighting: 45% of total grade
Individual work: Analyse and apply Australian legislation and judicial precedent to property practice including transactions. Apply legislative frameworks to interpret property case-studies. Discuss how the principles of property law impact on the rights of parties in the context of real property. CLO1, CLO2, CLO3.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Equitable Learning Services 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.