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PLG 220 - Real Estate Law

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to real-property law. Emphasis is placed on real estate fundamentals, material devoted to the legal concepts of ownership, the laws that govem real estate transactions, and material that discusses brokerage and related activities. In addition, this course examines the tasks performed by lawyers and their representatives in representing buyers and sellers in the transfer of real property interest and the relationships of between landlords and tenants. Discussion and analysis of real-property law includes possession, ownership and transfer of real property, land-use controls, environmental issues, contracts, agreements and financing, federal and state laws and regulations, taxes and liens, land title issues, ethics, and the business ofreal estate.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Analyze the basic principles of property law.
Apply principles of real property law to the preparation of forms common to real estate transactions.
Discuss relevant ethical and constitutional issues.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: PLG 140 with Director's approval