EMS 3416 Law and Real Estate

EMS 3416 Law and Real Estate

Course code: 
EMS 3416
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Thorunn Falkanger
Paul Henning Fjeldheim
Course name in Norwegian: 
Jus og eiendomsmegling
Product category: 
Bachelor of Real Estate, Law and Business - Programme Courses
2024 Autumn
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Course type: 
One semester

The course is an introduction to the most important business law topics, law for real estate agents and real estate in practice.

The financial consequences of a lack in legal knowledge, for example in contract law or tort law, can be fatal. The course focuses primarily on the real estate professional and is thus specially adapted to the real estate study.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

During the course, students will acquire basic knowledge of the legal framework and construction technology that is particularly important for practitioners of the real estate profession.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students must be able to account for the central legal and liability issues in real estate activities and be able to solve basic specific tasks in connection with a real estate transaction. They must be able to identify legal issues and be able to carry out an analysis of a problem complex rooted in legal sources.

General Competence

Students must be familiar with the "grey area" that lies outside the clearly defined rules and the ethical principles established by legal standards in the legislation, and have a conscious attitude to how this can be handled in practice.

Course content
  • Overview of legal sources and legal method
  • Contract law
  • Commercial law
  • Law of tort
  • Real estate law
  • Forms of ownership
  • Practical real estate, including sales assignment, viewing and construction techniques.
  • How to use Eiendomsverdi.no
Teaching and learning activities

The course is conducted with teaching in 40 course hours, where 28 hours are ordinary lectures and 12 hours are devoted to case and problem solving.

Students will work with small assignments related to each topic and these are reviewed in plenary. This form of teaching presupposes that the students have familiarized themselves with the syllabus material and the legal rules for the relevant subject before each lecture. It is assumed that the support materials and especially the collection of laws are brought to the lectures, and that the students become familiar with them through the study of the various subjects. In the main, only some key issues in the syllabus will be addressed and elaborated on in the lectures. Parts of the syllabus must be acquired on your own (self-study). The distribution of the various topics will be stated in a lecture plan.

Eiendomsverdi.no and Lovdata.no will be used in this course.

Students will have the opportunity to submit a written work for correction and feedback.

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Additional information

This course satisfies the qualification requirement for assistants to the responsible broker according to Act on Real Estate § 4-4 (1) Assistants to the responsible broker and Regulations on real estate § 4-9 (1).


Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No specific prerequisites required. 

Exam category: 
School Exam
Form of assessment: 
Written School Exam - digital
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
Support materials: 
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Book: T. Falkanger og P. H. Fjeldheim. «Forskriftssamling for Eiendomsmeglere». Cappelen Damm akademisk.
  • Etiske regler for Norges eiendomsmeglerforbund (document)
  • Laws and regulations
  • Offprint of laws and regulations
5 Hour(s)
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Grading scale: 
Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Reduction description

Kurset overlapper med JUR 3420 Forretningsjus, slik at studenter ikke kan velge (gjennomføre) begge disse kursene.

Student workload
28 Hour(s)
Feedback activities and counselling
12 Hour(s)
Review of assignments in plenary
Prepare for teaching
45 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
50 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
60 Hour(s)
5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.