This real estate law course takes students on a tour of the various legal aspects of real estate practices, property sales transactions, and property leasing. The course begins with an exploration of real estate legal concepts, tax benefits, and insurance before diving into contract law and real estate forms. Next is an overview of land ownership, rights and characteristics, real property and personal property, and land descriptions.
Land use restrictions and controls, environmental risks, estates, encumbrances, and taxes are also discussed. The course then discusses land conveyance, deeds, liens, and foreclosures before examining public records and recording, title history and title insurance, and the transfer of title. The final lesson explores leasehold estates, leases, property management, and fair housing laws.