EMS 3416 Law and Real Estate

EMS 3416 Law and Real Estate

Course code: 
EMS 3416
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Thorunn Falkanger
Paul Henning Fjeldheim
Course name in Norwegian: 
Jus og eiendomsmegling
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Real Estate, Law and Business - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2021 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

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 "gray 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.
Teaching and learning activities

The course is conducted with teaching in 40 course hours, where 34 hours are ordinary lectures and 6 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.

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

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
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).

Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.

Teaching

Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.

Required prerequisite knowledge

No spesific prerequisites required. 

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
EMS34161
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
100Yes5 Hour(s)
  • Etiske regler for Norges eiendomsmeglerforbund (document)
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • Etiske regler for Norges eiendomsmeglerforbund (document)
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code: EMS34161
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Reduction description

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

Student workload
ActivityDurationComment
Teaching
34 Hour(s)
Feedback activities and counselling
6 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)
Examination
5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 
200

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.