REMFLTL-Landlord and Tenant Law

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: REMF32 Introduction to Law
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mrs Sandi Murdoch

Email: s.e.murdoch@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
This module aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the legal principles governing the use, enjoyment and transfer of leasehold land and to set these in their practical and commercial context.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students should demonstrate their knowledge base by being able to:
- enumerate and understand the principal liabilities undertaken between landlords and tenants
- explain and appreciate the legal parameters set for the review of rents in commercial leases
- explain and evaluate the way in which statute protects the occupation of tenants of business premises.

Students should show that their skills have been enhanced by being able to:
- identify and analyse potential legal rights and liabilities arising out of complex hypothetical scenarios
- organise and deploy legal material concisely and effectively in writing
- demonstrate self direction in tackling and solving problems
- act autonomously in formulating legal advice on landlord and tenant issues.

Additional outcomes:
Students will be encouraged, through guided discussion, further to develop their oral communication skills and their effectiveness in group situations.

Outline content:

  • leases, licences and the enforceability of leasehold covenants;
  • the principal lease covenants;
  • remedies for breach of lease covenants;
  • termination of leases;
  • rent reviews
  • statutory protection of business tenants

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
3 hours per week comprising a mixture of lectures and workshops.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 15
Practicals classes and workshops 15
Guided independent study 170
       
Total hours by term 200.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Written assignment including essay 50

Other information on summative assessment:
This module will include 1 assignment which is likely to be a report of around 2,500 words.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
2 hours

Requirements for a pass:
The pass-mark for this module is 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
3 hour examination

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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