Course Outline

Diploma Program in Urban Land Economics/Appraisal Institute of Canada Program/Bachelor of Business in Real Estate

BUSI 111 - British Columbia Real Property Law and Real Estate Ethics

LESSON 1: Fundamentals of Law and The Real Estate Services Act
LESSON 2: Estates and Interests in Land and Title Registration
LESSON 3: Land Ownership and the Law of Tort
LESSON 4: Commercial and Residential Tenancies and Condominiums
LESSON 5: Professional Ethics
LESSON 6: The Law of Contract
LESSON 7: Contracts for Real Estate Transactions and the Law of Agency
LESSON 8: Mortgage Law

Course Structure

Weekly multiple choice assignments: 10% of final grade.

Project 1: Title search exercise: 20% of final grade.

The first part of this project involves applying course concepts towards several short case study scenarios, interpreting the law and explaining legal principles. Students are then required to do field work. First, they must conduct a title search for a property of their choice (may involve an in-person visit to Land Title office). Second, they are required to either summarize a trial they attended or brief reported case decisions.

Project 2: Legal research and case summaries: 20% of final grade.

The first part of this project involves applying course concepts towards short case study scenarios, interpreting the law and explaining legal principles that are presented in the second half of the course. Students are then required to do field work. First, they are required to obtain and examine breaches of professional ethics in real estate. Second, they are required to complete an in-depth analysis of either a commercial lease or strata agreement.

Final exam: Multiple choice and short-answer written questions: 50% of final grade.

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