Module Title:Land Law and Succession 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various legal scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with a sound knowledge and understanding of the various rights and interests that may be acquired and enjoyed in or over the property of another together with the fundamental principles of succession law currently applicable in Ireland.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and explain the various rights and interests a party may acquire and enjoy in or over the land of another.
LO2 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the principles of succession law in Ireland.
LO3 Critically analyse the law and employ knowledge and understanding in solving relevant problems.
LO4 Research aspects of land and succession law either independently or as part of a group and communicate findings and proposals in written and/or verbal form.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Incorporeal Hereditaments
• Main features of an Easement • Common Examples of Easements • Acquisition of Easements - Traditional Methods - Effect of Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 • Extinguishment/Discharge of Easements
Freehold Covenants
• Covenants Created Pre December 1st 2009 - The Running of benefit and burden at Common Law and in Equity - The Rule in Tulk v Moxhay • Covenants Created On/After December 1st 2009 - S. 49 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 - Schemes of development • Discharge and Modification - S. 50 Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009
• Nature of a Mortgage • Equity of redemption • Legal and Equitable Mortgages • The Rights and Obligations of the Parties to a Mortgage • Judgment Mortgages
Rights in the Family/Shared Home
• Protection of Non-Owning Spouse/Civil Partner - Family Home Protection Act 1976 - Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 - Equitable Interests
Licences and Rights of Residence
• The Concept of a Licence • Types of Licence - Bare Licences. - Licence coupled with an Interest - Contractual Licences - position of third parties - Estoppel Licences • Rights of Residence - General and Special
Adverse Possession
• Statute of Limitations 1957 • Qualifying Criteria • Animus Possidendi • Future Purposes of Paper Owner • Leasehold Property
Succession Law
• The Succession Act, 1965 (as amended by the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010) • Testate Succession - Wills – requirements for a valid will. - Operation of wills - Construction of wills - Rights of the spouse/civil partner and children • Intestate Succession
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 14.27
Total Hours 250.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHLAW_B Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 4 Mandatory