Land Law

Legal Services

Real Estate and Property Law

Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning Fee
Face to Face Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

This course will equip learners with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles governing land law. The course aims to enable learners to appreciate the scope of estates and interests in land and their method of protection.

Learners will explore the meaning of real property, the types of legal and equitable interests in land, the principles of registration and its purpose and the rules behind the operation of selected proprietary rights.

Course Content


Introduction to land law

  • Introduction
  • Types of Proprietary right
  • Common law and equity and the distinction between legal and equitable interests in property
  • The origins of the distinction between legal and equitable rights
  • Distinction between legal and equitable rights in Modern Land Law
  • Creation of the legal right
  • Creation of the equitable right


  • Introduction
  • Nature of licenses
  • Types of licenses
  • Distinguishing a licence from a lease

The registration of land

  • Development of the principles of registration of title
  • Fundamental Principles that underlie Registered Land
  • Registration under the Land Registration Act 2002
  • Registrable Dispositions (Section 27 of the LRA 2002)
  • Overriding Interests
  • Protected Registered Interests
  • Alterations of the register and indemnity


  • Nature of co-ownership
  • Types of co-ownership
  • Creation of Co-ownership
  • Severance of a joint tenancy
  • Resolution of Disputes by Co-owners

Proprietary estoppel

  • Background to proprietary estoppel
  • Willmott v Barber probanda
  • Modern elements of proprietary estoppel
  • Result of a successful plea of Proprietary Estoppel


  • Defining easements
  • Characteristics of an easements
  • Creation of an easements
  • Extinguishment of an easements

Freehold covenants

  • Nature of a covenant
  • Duality of a freehold covenant
  • Enforcing the covenant against successors in title
  • Breach of covenants and consequences
  • Discharge of freehold covenants


  • Creation of mortgages
  • Protection for the mortgagor
  • Rights of the mortgagee

Adverse possession

  • What is Adverse Possession
  • Why allow Adverse Possession
  • The Land Registration Act 2002
  • Elements required to make a claim of adverse possession
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the nature of interests in real property

  1. Compare and contrast between legal and equitable interests inland
  2. Differentiate between personal and proprietary interests
  3. Explain different types of licences and ownership

2.  Understand the concept and application of proprietary estoppel

  1. Explain the meaning of proprietary estoppel
  2. Analyse the conditions for its creation
  3. Examine available remedies

3.  Understand the nature and purpose of easements

  1. Explain the rules for creation and acquisition of legal and equitable easements
  2. Distinguish between negative and positive Easements
  3. Explain how easements are extinguished

4.  Understand the nature and purpose of freehold covenants

  1. Distinguish between positive and restrictive covenants
  2. Explain how the benefit and burden run inl law and in equity
  3. Explain how freehold covenants are discharged or modified

5.  Understand the application of adverse possession

  1. Explain how adverse possession is established
  2. Illustrate registered owners' protection against adverse possession under the LRA 2002
  3. Illustrate the advantages of registered proprietors in the context of adverse possession
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


Citizens of the following countries are eligible for a 50% scholarship upon writing a personal statement. All scholarships are to be approved by the Academic Board. The list of countries are: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Bhutan, Morocco, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Cambodia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa. Please talk to your student counselor and ask for the Coupon Code to get the 50% Tuition Waiver.

  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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