JUR 3435 Property Rights

JUR 3435 Property Rights

Course code: 
JUR 3435
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Thorunn Falkanger
Bjarte Askeland
Course name in Norwegian: 
Fast eiendoms rettsforhold
Product category: 
Bachelor of Law - Programme Courses
2025 Spring
Active status: 
Level of study: 
Teaching language: 
Course type: 
One semester

This course “Property Rights” is a part of the static property law and deals with ownership rights and limited rights in real estate, as well as the rules concerning establishment, modification, transfer, and termination of such rights when there is no conflict with third-party acquisitions.

Changes in rights and relationships with third parties are covered in dynamic property law, taught in the course "Dynamic Law of Property" in the 6th semester. The course also has a close connection to “Bond Law” in the 4th semester.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The goal of the course "Property Rights" is for students to acquire knowledge about the rules regarding property rights and other rights in real estate.

The terms familiarity, solid familiarity, and understanding indicate the required level of expertise. The most extensive knowledge is required where the term understanding is used.

  • Students should understand the legal rules regarding ownership and public law limitations on ownership, as well as rights over real estate (primarily easements) – including the legal regulations that govern the acquisition of real estate or rights in real estate by third parties.
  • Students should be familiar with different forms of ownership (such as condominium ownership and housing cooperatives), land leasing, and the leasing of real estate.
Learning outcomes - Skills

Upon completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Analyse, discuss, and take a stance on legal issues related to property rights and rights in real estate.
  • Solve questions related to ownership rights in real estate, demarcation of real estate, and the most important forms of utilization of real estate.
  • Utilize the digital registry for registering rights and encumbrances in real estate.
General Competence

After completing this course, candidates should have attained a level of knowledge and skills that enables them to solve legal issues concerning property rights in real estate and other rights in real estate.

Course content

The course primarily covers the rules regarding:

  • Property boundaries, including the Cadastre Act
  • Concessions, including the Concession Act
  • Easements, including the Easements Act
  • Neighbour relationships, including the Neighbours Act
  • Acquisitive prescription, including the Prescriptions Act
  • Land leasing, including the Ground lease act with lessee ownership to buildings
  • Act Rent of real estate, including the Tenancy act
  • Planning and building law, including the Planning and Building Act and the Public Administration Act
  • Forms of ownership, including the Housing Cooperatives Act, the Condominium Ownership Act, the Companies Act, and the Joint Ownership Act
  • The right of public access and common rights, including the Outdoor Recreation Act and common rights laws
Teaching and learning activities

The course is conducted through various learning activities, including a combination of traditional lectures, task-solving, group work, digital learning activities, and self-study. The main focus of organized teaching is on lectures and group work.

Each topic covered in lectures is further elaborated upon and discussed in smaller working groups of 20-25 students. The work in these groups is led by academic staff and involves practical task-solving, discussions, oral presentations, reflection, and review of proposed solutions. The material used in these groups may cover topics across courses in the current semester.

As part of the organized working groups, students are divided into study groups of 4-5 students. Work in these study groups aims to develop the ability to solve relevant problems and discuss methodological questions with fellow students. Students' ability to convey and argue their viewpoints, both orally and in writing, is developed through group work.

For a successful learning outcome, students are expected to actively participate in all learning activities, including working groups and study groups.

Students will have the opportunity to submit written assignments for grading and feedback. Legal databases like Lovdata Pro and other relevant resources will be actively used throughout the learning activities.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

In addition to the defined curriculum, court decisions and public documents will constitute materials used in teaching and other learning activities.


Higher Education Entrance Qualification


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

Exam category: 
School Exam
Form of assessment: 
Written School Exam - digital
Exam/hand-in semester: 
First Semester
Support materials: 
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Offprint of laws and regulations
5 Hour(s)
Exam code: 
JUR 34351
Grading scale: 
Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
Student workload
26 Hour(s)
2 hours pr. week in 13 weeks
Seminar groups
5 Hour(s)
Parts of 2 hour sessions in working groups.
5 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
60 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
22 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
45 Hour(s)
Digital resources
7 Hour(s)
10 Hour(s)
Individual problem solving
10 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
10 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.