Land Law - LW599

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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5 15 (7.5) DR CH Parsley


LW316 or LW416 Foundations of Property. Only available to students following a Law programme of study (either single or joint honours).


Available only to Law students.



The focus of the module is private property in English land: title by registration; squatting; owner-occupation; leases; covenants and land development. It builds on the Foundations of Property module to develop an in-depth understanding of English land law, its conception of property and its politics and effects. And it gives experience in how to advise clients on land law problems – and on how to avoid problems for clients.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

10 hours seminars, 20 hours lecturing (live lectures augmented by online).

Method of assessment

50% Coursework, consisting of a problem question of 2500 words and 50% examination.

Preliminary reading

A Minton – Ground Control (Penguin 2009)

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

• A good doctrinal and critical understanding of land law
• Ability to solve and to avoid land law problems for clients.

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