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Commercial Property Transactions - JURD7425
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Faculty: Faculty of Law
School:  School of Law
Course Outline: See below
Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Academic Program must be either 9200, 9210, 5740 or 9230
Excluded: LAWS8025
Fee Band:   (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This course aims to provide the student with a knowledge of contract, equity and property law and cognate statute law governing the conduct of commercial land dealings from the negotiation stage through to completion of contract. The course goes beyond a study of the standard form contract for sale of land used in New South Wales and treats topics of national interest and importance. Where a study of state legislation is made, the New South Wales model will be used although reference may be made, for comparative purposes, to the legislation in other states.

LLM Specialisation

Corporate, Commercial and Taxation Law.

Recommended Prior Knowledge


Main Topics

  • Issues of formation
  • Enforceability
  • Options
  • Vendor disclosure
  • Title
  • Remedies


Take-home exam Preparation and engagement in class 100% (or 50% if research essay is submitted)
Research essay Optional 50% (optional)

Course Texts

Rossiter, Principles of Land Contracts and Options in Australia (Lexisnexis Butterworths) 2003



Refer to Course Materials provided by lecturer at the beginning of session.

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