Real Estate Law 6/17/19
This Real Estate Law course brings to life the color and law of real estate in day-to-day settings. In addition to the lively case selection, it also has a clear set of rules that will enable you to recognize, solve, and prevent legal issues. As a result of this course, students will be able to: understand partial ownership AND co-ownership of real property, and lending issues related to these topics; discuss real estate, residential and commercial leases; understand mechanic’s liens (strikethrough: methods of real property conveyance); discuss constitutional issues, specifically eminent domain powers; and understand environmental issues in real property, focusing on the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
- Introduction and Sources of Real Estate Law
- Land Interests: Present and Future
- Extent of Real Estate Interests
- Nonpossessory Interests in Real Estate
- Describing Land Interests
- Co-Ownership of Real Estate
- The Landlord-Tenant Relationship
- Commercial Leases
- Real Estate Communities: Multiunit Interests and Owners’ Association
- The Broker’s Role in the Transfer of Real Estate
- Methods of Transfer and Conveyance in Real Estate
- The Purchase Contract
- Financing in the Transfer of Real Estate
- Closing the Deal
- Transferring Real Estate after Death: Wills, Estates, and Probate
- Constitutional Issues in Real Estate
- Environmental Law
- Legal Issus in Land and Economic Development
- Tax Aspects of Real Estate Ownership and Transfer
Prerequisites: CFT strongly RECOMMENDS that students complete the Residential Mortgage Lending course prior to taking the Real Estate Law course.
The Real Estate Law course is ACE recommended for college credit transfer!