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LAW00057 - Conveyancing Law (2018)

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2018 unit offering information will be available in September 2017.

Unit aim

Introduces the practical implications of the conveyancing transaction. Students will cover all areas involved in the preparation and completion of a conveyance of real property and an old system title together with the preparation of leases and mortgages and the execution and registration thereof.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction 
Topic 2 Formation of land contracts 
Topic 3 The subject matter of the sale 
Topic 4 The vendor's duty of disclosure 
Topic 5 Title defects 
Topic 6 Legality of structures and use 
Topic 7 The deposit 
Topic 8 Position of the parties pending completion 
Topic 9 Requisitions and objections 
Topic 10 Errors and misdescriptions 
Topic 11 Inquiries and affectations 
Topic 12 Preparing for settlement 
Topic 13 Time 
Topic 14 Strata subdivision of land 
Topic 15 Contract for sale of a business 
Topic 16 The revenue implications of land and business transactions

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an ability to identify the materials necessary for the preparation of a contract for the sale of land under the Torrens system and for the sale of businesses and to comply with the requirements of the relevant legislation relating to these transactions
2 identify and apply an understanding of the various laws (both statutory and case law) applicable to transactions associated with the selling, purchasing, leasing and mortgaging interests in land and businesses
3 draft various special conditions necessary to be able to prepare a contract for the sale of land or businesses so as to meet the various circumstances of these transactions
4 advise clients with respect to transactions involving the sale of land and businesses, including possible conflicts of interest
5 recognise the revenue implications of conveyancing, leasing and the mortgaging of land and the sale of businesses.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to identify the materials necessary for the preparation of a contract for the sale of land under the Torrens system and for the sale of businesses and to comply with the requirements of the relevant legislation relating to these transactions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify and apply an understanding of the various laws (both statutory and case law) applicable to transactions associated with the selling, purchasing, leasing and mortgaging interests in land and businesses
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. draft various special conditions necessary to be able to prepare a contract for the sale of land or businesses so as to meet the various circumstances of these transactions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. advise clients with respect to transactions involving the sale of land and businesses, including possible conflicts of interest
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. recognise the revenue implications of conveyancing, leasing and the mortgaging of land and the sale of businesses.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 7hrs (2 days)
Assessment
Contract SR
Short written response SR
Exam: open book 100%

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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