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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Property Law 2
Module Code LG379
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kevin O'Sullivan
Semester 2: Kevin O'Sullivan
Autumn: Kevin O'Sullivan
Module TeachersKevin O'Sullivan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module delivers the content of the substantive rules of real property law that were not covered in Foundations of Property Law within their modern and historical context. It will introduce important recent reforming measures aimed at updating and simplifying archaic elements of the Irish system of land law. The module also introduces to the role and functions generally attributed to property law and property rights within the liberal state.

Learning Outcomes

1. trace and appreciate the historical features and influences on Irish property law
2. identify the principles and doctrines relating to key topics within Irish property law
3. consider and interpret complex statutory provisions
4. apply the principles and rules to hypothetical factual scenarios
5. appreciate the significance of property law and property rights to the organisation of the liberal state

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study101No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities



Landlord and Tenant

Statutory Control of Tenancies

Introduction to Conveyancing

The Role of Property Rights in the Liberal State

The Public Dimension of Private Property

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Wylie: 0, Irish Land Law, 4th, Bloomsbury Professional,
  • Maddox: 0, Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009: A Commentary, Thomson Roundall,
  • Wylie: 2009, The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009: Annotations and Commentary, Bloomsbury Professional,
  • O'Riordain: 2007, Consolidated Landlord and Tenant,
  • Ring and Cassidy: 2010, Landlord and Tenant Law - The Residential Sector, Thomson Roundhall,
  • Singer: 2000, Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property, Yale University Press,
  • Bottomley and Lim: 2007, Feminist Perspectives on Land Law, Routledge Cavendish,
  • Maclean (ed): 1999, Property and the Constitution, Hart,
Other Resources

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