|Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Fiona Burns|
Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks
Assessment: 1 hour mid-term test (30%) and 100 min final exam (70%) Assessment is subject to change.
|Land law (or the law of "real property") has always played an important role in the economic, social and political life of Australia. Australian real property law draws much of its principle from English real property law; but over the last 100 years in particular, Australian real property law has begun to develop its own unique character. This is particularly evident in two key aspects of modern Australian law: the Torrens system of land registration (which forms a large part of this unit of study) and the developing law of indigenous title to land (which is studied in Introduction to Property and Commercial Law, but which may surface occasionally in parts of this unit also).|
This unit considers in particular the following topics: priorities between competing interests in land (building on material from the introductory unit, Introduction to Property and Commercial Law); the Torrens system of land registration; co-ownership of land (joint tenancies and tenancies in common); leases and licences; easements; covenants; mortgages.