Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: L4fr. Course coordinator: Senior Lecturer Klas Ernald Borges,, Fastighetsvetenskap. Recommended prerequisits: VFT025 Real Estate Information Technology. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Individual report. Further information: The course may be taught in English and may not be given if fewer than 10 students apply. The course uses the Luvit website, The Swedish Land Data Bank (FastighetsSök) is used. Home page:

The objective of the course is to further development knowledge on both practical as well as theoretical levels within the theme of property and facilities (buildings and/or installations) owned in common as developed in VFT085 Spatial Planning.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to:

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

This course addresses the modes of cooperation in the real estate sector as primarily treated in the Joint Facilities Act, the act concerning the administration of properties owned in common and other real estate legislation.

Property formation as a method of creating joint facilities and other forms of possession that affect several landowners are studied, as well as the amendments to and repeals of similar institutions in similar areas. An important part of the course concerns the administration of these areas, with a focus on the individual real estate owner's rights and obligations against an association. Also addressed are the theoretical bases in the administration of common rights, with international examples. The significance of the concept of real estate for the development and administration of common rights is also examined, as is the "Tragedy of the Commons."

Österberg, T, 2004, Samfälligheter, 8th ed or later.
Ostrom, E, 1990, Governing the Commons.
Hardin, G, 1968, The Tragedy of the Commons, Science, Vol 162, p 1243-1248.
Coase, Ronald, 1960, The Problem of Social Cost. Journal of Law and Economics, vol 3, issue 1, p 1-44.
Other articles can be added.