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LAW3424 Land Contracts

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


Pre-requisite: (LAW2202 or LAW1123 or LAW5602 or LAW5123) and (LAW3203 or LAW2213 or LAW5703 or LAW5213)


Queensland has a specialised legal system relating to land contracts. Land contracts are an integral part of legal process in Queensland. There is a demonstrated need for those involved in that process to be fully aware of contract law as it applies to land contracts, the impact and legal effect of the adoption of the standard land contract and the differences in law and procedure as apply to the various types of land tenure that exist under the Torrens title system.

The course will provide a comprehensive coverage of the law of land contracts. The course will examine the major elements in a land contract from pre-contract negotiations to post transfer rights and obligations. Students will be expected to draft various clauses applicable to the standard land contract to overcome various problematic situations and know the standard land contract conditions in detail. Easements and other common title encumbrances will be considered. Whilst some emphasis is placed on a residential land transfer, the peculiarities of commercial, rural, strata title land contracts are also considered.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 4 February 2023