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LAWS11-312: Land Law May 2017 [Standard]

General information

Land Law is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject builds upon the real property concepts covered in Property Law and covers topics relevant to real property transactions including: co-ownership, mortgages, easements, licences and leases, covenants and boundaries, strata title and native title.


Academic unit:Faculty of Law
Subject code:LAWS11-312
Subject title:Land Law
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2017
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Tutorial: x11 (Total hours: 11) - Weekly Tutorial
Attendance and learning activities: Kahoots - in class quizzes Online exercise - Native Title critical reflection Onine exercise - quiz


Prescribed resources:
  • MacDonald, McCrimmon Wallace and Weir (2010). Real Property Law in Queensland. 3rd, The Law Book Company Limited
  • Butt (2009). Land Law. 6th, The Law Book Company Limited
  • Property Law Act 1974. [Legislation]
  • Land Title Act 1994. [Legislation]
  • Body Corporate and Community Management Act and Standard Regulation Module 1997. [Legislation]
  • Retail Shop Leases Act and regulations 1994. [Legislation]
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Assurance of learning

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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the legal principles and case law relevant to this subject.
  2. Understand the relationship between Land Law and other areas of law including Property Law, Contract Law, Equity, Civil Remedies, Torts and Succession.
  3. Develop the skill of legal analysis in order to critically analyse and synthesise the principles and authorities of Land Law.
  4. Develop the ability to apply the principles and authorities of Land Law in the solution of problems and to develop the analytical and communications skills necessary to formulate and articulate persuasive arguments either orally, in writing or under examination conditions.
  5. Practice the skill of alternative dispute resolution in the context of negotiating a real property dispute.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Competency Test § Multi-party Negotiation 20% Week 1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Class Participation Tutorial Participation 15% Week 1 1, 2, 3, 4.
Blog Review resources provided about the Native Title claim made by the Quandamooka people of Stradbroke Island and provide a short critical reflective essay examining any or all of the social, political, economic or cultural (or other) aspects of Native Title claims. 10% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4.
In-Class Quiz - Individual n/a 5% Week 12 1, 2.
Paper-based Examination (Limited Open) End of Semester Exam 50% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

The creation of and the nature of a licence and distinction from leases

Discussion of creation and legal and equitable and issues relevant to default and covenants between the landlord and tenant; Retail Shop Lease Act

Discussion of Body Corporate and Community Management Act and relevant principles of law

Discussion of Native Title Act and significant case law

What is a boundary, how different types of boundaries are affected by accretion and erosion, rights over airspace

Nature of and creation of easements and enforcement of covenants

Nature of and creation of mortgages, impact of consumer credit legislation, mortgagee remedies

Nature of joint tenancy and tenancy in common and relevant case law

Nature and historical development of covenants and their enforcement

Approved on: Mar 14, 2017. Edition: 2.1
Last updated: Apr 27, 2017.