Course syllabus

Grundläggande juridik med fastighetsrätt
Introductory Law and Real Estate Law

VFTA05, 15 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2021-03-12

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: L1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aim is to give students the ability to study civil- and real estate law during their entire education.The objective of the course is to primarily give an important informational basis for continued studies.

The seminar will create awareness about study strategies and group dynamics. The course will motivate the students for studies and future career.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



The course addresses areas of fundamental Swedish private law such as contracts, sales, property  and torts.

The latter part of the course focuses only on Swedish private real estate law, in other words, the Swedish Land Code's regulations concerning fixtures, the conveyance of rights of use (rent, servitudes and leases), purchases, defects in real estate as well as mortgage deeds. An important part of the course is general training with respect to legal skills. The students are to be able to search in and use the primary legal sources: legislation, case law and legislative preparatory works. The ability to present and understand legal reasoning is developed based on this. The students apply their ability in writing the individual memo, concerning the legislative process and finding the legal sources from which a new law originates. The memo is also presented oraly to other students. In the process students acquire basic knowledge of academic writing, such as references and formalities.

The course is based on lectures and mandatory seminars. The student's activity - through presentations, discussion, writing and problem-solvning - is important for the understanding and ability to solve questions relating to private and real estate law. The student participate actively at compulsory seminar about stydy strategies and group dynamics.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Individual memo, mandatory seminars and a final examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved written examination.
Code: 0217. Name: Exercises and Assignments.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved exercises and assignments.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VFR140, GEMA60, TNX011

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Malin Sjöstrand,
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