COURSE OUTCOME At the end of the course the students should be able to : Understand and apply the concepts of real property – estates, derivative estates, basic principles of equitable ownership, registration under the Torrens System, co-ownership; Evaluate the nature and efficacy of property law; Application of legal principles to problems solving.
COURSE DESCRIPTION Focuses on the rules of statute, common law and equity governing the ownership and use of real property, i.e land and building. It deals primarily with situations involving private ownership of lands; the rights and duties thereby enjoyed and owned by a private owner over the land in his/her right and vis-à-vis his/her neighbours, and the methods where land maybe transferred.
COURSE CONTENT The Malaysian Alienated Land Torrens system Sub-division, Partition Definition of Land and Amalgamation Rights and powers of Dealings State Authority Presentation of Disposal of land Instruments Classification and use Registration of of land dealings
TEACHING METHODOLOGYa. Lectures with active learning/collaborative learning covering basic principles and examples for each topic.b. Activities by students in case studies.c. Activities by students in problem solvingd. Presentation sessions
ASSESSMENTa. Test Test 1 : knowledge : 10% Test 2 : application : 10%b. Assignment : 10%c. Final Exam : 70% Total 100%
RECOMMENDED TEXT Teo Keang Sood, Land Sitombing, Judith, Law in Malaysia Cases National land Code – and Commentary, Commentary. Kuala Singapore, Lumpur, Malayan law Butterworths. Journal Wong, Davis S.Y. Salleh Buang, Torrens Wong, Tenure and Land System in Malaysia, Dealings in the Malay Ampang Jaya, Central States, Singapore, law. Singapore university (Note: students are Press. strongly advised to Das, S.K. Das, Torrens obtain the latest edition System in Malaya. of the above Singapore, Malayan publication)
STATUTES 1. National Land Code 1965 2. Land acquisition act 1960 3. Civil Aviation Act 1969 4. Strata Titles Act 1985 5. Civil Law act 1956 (Revised 1972)