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LAWS460 Vendor and Purchaser


Selected topics in the law relating to contracts involving the sale of land and the transfer of title.

Vendor and Purchaser is a practically orientated course which deals generally with the sale and purchase of land. The course focuses on the standard form Agreement for Sale and Purchase in use in New Zealand, particularly, the formation of such agreements and a number of issues associated with their operation. It also examines other issues in real property, such as cross leases and unit titles.

Paper title Vendor and Purchaser
Paper code LAWS460
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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LAWS 203 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff
Dr Ben France-Hudson

Course materials are provided electronically via Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
The primary objective of the course is that students should develop a sound understanding of how agreements for the sale and purchase of land come to be formed and how they operate once formed.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22