Property and Construction Law (CONS5818)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To enable students to develop an understanding of the legal context in which the construction and property industry operates.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Restriction: CONS5808 and CONS5806.
Topics include: 

Legal systems in NZ
Origins and development, Treaty of Waitangi, Judicial structures, Hierarchy, Due process
Non-legislative law
Tort, Negligence, Doctrine and application of precedence, Origins and development of contractual obligations,
Professional advice
Property law
Freehold, Leasehold, Tenancy, Titles, Torrens system, Maori land ownership, Crown land, Process of compulsory acquisition of property
Statutory law
Use of Land, Building control, Use of Buildings,
, Occupational Health and Safety, Business structures, Employment
Principles of Contract Law
Sources of Contract Law, Requirements for contract, Forms of agreement
Contract functions
Risk allocation, Rights and obligations,
Performance
Roles of parties in contracts and their responsibilities
Third party administrators to the client/builder contract, Agency, Head contracts and subordinate contracts, Breaches of contract, Dispute resolution

Contract legislation
Contractual Remedies Act, 1979, Contractual Mistakes Act, 1977, Contract (Privity) Act, 1982, Contract Enforcement Act, 1956, Illegal Contracts Act, 1970,
Frustrated Contracts Act, 1944, Consumer Guarantees Act, 1993, Sale of Goods Act, 1908, Commerce Act, 1986, Fair Trading Act, 1986, Construction Contracts Act, 2002.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5286

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 3 Sep 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (183-1104)
25 Jul 18 - 5 Sep 18 LectureWednesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (183-1104)

Class: 5287

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 3 Sep 18 LectureMonday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (183-1104)
25 Jul 18 - 5 Sep 18 LectureWednesday13:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (183-1104)

Class: 5874

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 11 Sep 17 LectureMonday13:00 - 17:00 ( )
26 Jul 17 - 13 Sep 17 LectureWednesday13:00 - 17:00 ( )

Class: 5875

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 11 Sep 17 LectureMonday08:30 - 12:30 ( )
26 Jul 17 - 13 Sep 17 LectureWednesday08:30 - 12:30 ( )
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Construction (Construction Management), Bachelor of Construction (Property Development), Bachelor of Construction (Construction Economics).

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