Land Law

Module code: LW3390

Module co-ordinator: Barbara Bogusz

Module Outline

One day you may want to own the house you live in. Or, should you merely rent it? What is the difference between an owner and a tenant? What will happen if you fail to make the mortgage repayments? Suppose your neighbour claims a right to cross your land, or wants to stop you building an extension. This module explores all these issues.

By the end of this Module students should be able to:

  • Identify the fundamental principles underlying ownership of land in England and Wales
  • Identify the creation and protection of a range of rights and interests in land
  • Apply principles of English land law to factual situations
  • Communicate clearly in writing, including the ability to apply key legislative provisions and case law 


  • 40 one-hour lectures
  • Eight one-hour tutorials


  • Exam, three hours (100%)

Excluded Combinations

  • Not available to Visiting Students