Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: L4fr. Course coordinator: Professor Ulf Jensen,, Fastighetsvetenskap. Prerequisites: VFR140 Introductory law and real estate law; VFT025 Real Estate Information Technology; and VFT085 Spatial Planning. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Indivdual examination at the end of the course. Further information: The course is taught in Swedish and may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students apply. Home page:

The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the legal and societal cultures concerning real estate in other countries as well as give a comparative perspective as to the Swedish real estate system. The course also provides an important basis of knowledge for those persons who will be working internationally with real estate issues.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to apply legal regulations existing within different systems as to fundamental real estate law problems, such a mortgaging deeds or the conveyance of ownership. Those students who have completed the course should be able to compare and evaluate different solutions available when forming a new system in developing and transitional countries.

The course is presented as a series of lectures and seminars with the individual student contributing with independent investigative work. The course primarily focuses on pure private law moments of real estate law, such as:

The Anglo-Saxon legal system will be treated more in depth, however, continental law will also be examined. Real estate law in developing and transitional countries that previously have had a socialistic system will also be addressed.

Cunningham, Stoebuck & Whitman, Property, most recent version;