This unit provides an introduction to commercial property law, including a general understanding of the fundamentals of commercial law. Students learn about the registration systems of real property and personal property. The unit assists students in understanding how businesses and investors acquire and dispose of interests in property, including various methods of holding property interests, such as through corporations, trusts, and listed vehicles. There is a critical analysis of the legal aspects of securitisation of property interests, including legal risks in facilitating securitisation. The concept of due diligence and disclosure obligations, as well as the public policy limits on domestic and foreign investment in property is examined. Students gain an understanding of how property disputes are resolved and the international dimensions of property law.
1 x 3 hour workshop per week
mid-semester exam (20%), group assignment (30%), final exam (50%)