Land Tenure 2
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Geography, Urban Studies and Planning
Taught In English
(SURV 206 or SURV 216) or 216 points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewA study of current New Zealand case law, legislation and policies relating to rights in property, boundary law and title to land (both freehold and M?ori customary), particularly as they relate to surveyors and planners.SURV 306 provides exposure to a wide range of land and property law issues, with a strong focus on the analysis of case law arising from real disputes between land holders, boundary issues and property rights. These are the types of disputes often highlighted in 'Neighbours from Hell' type programmes and for which professional surveyors regularly are called upon to mediate.
-Common law rights to land, water and the sea
-Principles of the land transfer act and indefeasibility
-Remedies in the Property Law Act, rights and restrictions in other legislation
-Effects of other land related legislation
-To provide students with an understanding of rights in real property
-To provide students with an understanding of the law relating to lands held under M?ori, Crown and Land Transfer legislation
-To provide students with an understanding of the concepts of indefeasibility of title
-To provide students with an understanding of water boundaries and reserves against water boundaries
-To investigate current issues of access to land, rivers and seabed
-To expose students to case law relevant to rights in land
-To introduce the range of legislation affecting rights in land
Text books are not required for this paper.
A compilation of readings is available from the School office for about $20.
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