Coventry University

Coventry University
Faculty of Business and Law
282CLS Property Law Coursework 2015-16

Any work submitted after the deadline will receive a mark of 0%.

Deadline: 23.55pm Wednesday 11th November 2015


Assessments must be all your own work and must not have been copied in part or in whole from any other source, such as books or the internet, or from other students’ work. If you wish to use another author’s exact words in a short quotation this must be clearly marked up in inverted commas with the exact source given, including page number,so that the reader can clearly see which words have been copied and are not your own. Just quoting references used at the end is not sufficient.

Please see your course handbook or the Faculty website for more information on referencing and university regulations on plagiarism.

Instructions for Submission
Students MUST submit their coursework ONLINE ONLY via Assignment. You will not be able to submit a hard copy.
Module Leader:  KEITH GOMPERTZ

Module title:         PropertyLaw
Module Number:    282 CLS
Module Leader:           Keith Gompertz
Word limit:         2.000 words

The electronic version of your assignment may be used to enable checks to be made using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.

NB: Citation: Please refer the Style guidelines on the Moodle page for this web site. You will be expected to cite legal sources correctly, and may lose marks if you do not. The guidelines are largely based on OSCOLA, which you should also refer to.
Marked work with feedback, will normally be available from 3 weekd after the submission date.

COURSEWORK QUESTION: This is worth 25% of the module.
“Overriding interests are […]  not intended to be a general safety net for a right holder who fails to register but a necessary evil in a system of title by registration whose main concern is transactional certainty.” (Martin Dixon and Gerwynn LL H Griffiths (eds) Contemporary Perspectives on Property, Equity and Trusts Law (OUP 2007), at page 21).
Discuss the extent to which this view of the registeredtitle system is reflected in the present law.

Word Length: Maximum   2,000 words.
Any penalties for not complying with word limits will be in accordance with University and Faculty policy. The ability to write within the word limit is part of the assessment; therefore a penalty of 10% of the mark is applied if word limit exceeded by 10% or more, or is below a set minimum by more than 10%.

Learning Outcomes Assessed

1) Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying land law,
2) Critically analyse the principles of land law and relevant case law as applied in practice.
3) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of proposals for reform (where applicable).

Assessment Criteria

1.    The student is expected to understand the principles and procedures in this area of law and to research and identify the developments in recent cases and statutes in the law relating to registered  titles to land.
2.    The student should understand and explain the varying decisions of case law, if appropriate
3.    The student should critically analyse the case law and determine whether the cases are appropriate to the question.
4.    The student should  identify any perceived weaknesses in the current systems of registered titles land.
5.    The student should consider whether such perceived weaknesses have a valid role to play in the system of registered land ownership.
6.    It is important that, despite the opinions of others you may find during your research, you explain this in your OWN words so that your understanding can be assessed.

You should include a bibliography.  You should footnote your work.

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