General Course Information
1.1 Course details
|Course name:||Land Law III|
|Programme offered under:||JD Programme|
|Prerequisites / Co-requisites:||Land Law I & II|
|Credit point value:||6 credits|
1.2 Course description
This aim of this course is to enable students to acquire the fundamental understanding and knowledge of land law in Hong Kong context so that they can competently understand and review property transactions documents in Hong Kong.
The following topics would be covered in the course:
Government leases and Conditions; sale and grant of land by Government; sectioning and subdivision of land; duration of leases; compliance with Conditions; certificate of compliance; user restrictions in Government leases and Conditions; waiver of restrictive covenants;
Deeds of mutual covenant; nature of co-owners interests; common terms in deeds of mutual covenants; allocation of shares; basis principles governing building management; enforcement of covenants in deeds of mutual covenant;
Special features of the New Territories: small house policy and t’sos and t’ongs;
Planning: Outline Zoning Plans; planning permission; planning through building controls; Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance;
Termination of Government leases and Conditions; resumptions by the Government and assessment of compensation;
Partition of Land in Joint Ownership;
Remedies; specific performance; rescission, damages; other express remedies in sale and purchase agreements, Land registration and priority of registered instruments.
1.3 Course teachers
|Course convenor||Adrian Butemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
|Course convenor||Alwin Chanfirstname.lastname@example.org||CCT 605||By email|
|Course convenor||Prisca Cheungemail@example.com||N/A||By email|
2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course
CLO 1 Understand and explain the leasehold nature of land in HK and the nature of multi-storey building ownership in Hong Kong.
CLO 2 Critically analyse and evaluate land title documents commonly found in HK and explain the nature of interest disposed by these title documents.
CLO 3 Understand and explain the nature and characteristics of Chinese customary trust of Tso and T ng and the application of the New Territories Ordinance(Cap 97) to New Territories Land.
CLO 4 Identify and explain the various means of termination of Government Grant and incidental compensation issues.
CLO 5 Explain the planning control and land use control in HK and their means of enforcement and compulsory sale of interest fro redevelopment under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap 545).
CLO 6 Appraise various remedies for breach of agreement for sale and purchase of land in Hong Kong and explain the effect and consequences of the various remedies.
CLO 7 Analyse and advise on priority issues under the common law regime and the Land Registration Ordinance (Cap 128).
CLO 8 Advise competently on legal issues and resolve problems and disputes frequently occurred in real life land transactions.
CLO 9 Possess the requisite knowledge and skills to continue to advance to investigation of title of property in Hong Kong and to conduct various property transactions common in Hong Kong (proceed to Property Transactions I and II courses in PCLL).
2.2 JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Please refer to the following link: https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/
2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course
|PLO A||PLO B||PLO C||PLO D||PLO E||PLO F|
3.1 Assessment Summary
|Assessment task||Due date||Weighting||Feedback method*||Course learning outcomes|
|Final exam||TBC||100%||1, 2||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)|
|1||A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle|
|2||Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle|
|3||Individual review meeting upon appointment|
|4||Group review meeting|
|5||In-class verbal feedback|
3.2 Assessment Detail
To be advised by course convenor(s).
3.3 Grading Criteria
Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf
4.1 Learning Activity Plan
|Seminar:||3-hour seminars in an intensive mode in June semester|
|Private study time:||9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks|
Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.
4.2 Details of Learning Activities
To be advised by course convenor(s).
|Reading materials:||Reading materials are posted on Moodle|
|Core reading list:||TBA|
|Recommended reading list:||TBA|
Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/