SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2018 4:43:54 PMRE 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RE 55Title:  LEGAL ASPECTS REAL ESTAT  
Full Title:  Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Last Reviewed:10/24/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  RE 80D

Catalog Description:
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California real estate law, including rights incident to property ownership and management, agency, contracts, and application to real estate transfer. Conveyancing, probate proceedings, trust deeds, foreclosure, and recent legislation governing real estate transactions. Applies toward educational requirements for the California Real Estate Broker's examination.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of RE 50

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
California real estate law, including rights incident to property ownership and management, agency, contracts, and application to real estate transfer. Conveyancing, probate proceedings, trust deeds, foreclosure, and recent legislation governing real estate transactions. Applies toward educational requirements for the California Real Estate Broker's examination.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of RE 50
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Examine and integrate agency, contract, and real property security devices laws into the real
    estate transaction.
2. Categorize and combine legal instruments required for a binding real estate transaction.
3. Compare and conceive the appropriate estate in real property.
4. Satisfy the California Bureau of Real Estate elective education requirement for the
    salesperson's and broker's license.

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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Summarize the source of our legal system.
2. Determine the laws of agency.
3. Analyze the elements of a valid contract.
4. Compare and contrast the types of contracts used in real estate.
5. Compare and contrast estates in real estate.
6. Examine ownership and contrast ownership interest in real estate.
7. Differentiate instruments/contracts used in real estate and decide when each is used.
8. Evaluate adjacent property rights such as easements, water rights, and nuisance.
9. Analyze the landlord-tenant relationship.

Topics and Scope
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I. Sources of Law and the Judicial System
    A. Definition of law
    B. Influences on our legal and judicial system
    C. Constitutional and statutory law
    D. Court structure
    E. Lawsuit procedure
    F. Judicial and non-judicial remedies
II. Law of Agency
    A. Agency defined
    B. Types of agents
    C. How agencies are created/terminated
    D. Duties and responsibilities of licenses
III. Law of Contracts
    A. Types of contracts - legal instruments
    B. Contract essentials
    C. Real estate contracts
         1. listings
         2. options
         3. leases
IV. Estates in Real Estate and their Relationship to Probate
    A. Freehold
    B. Less than freehold
    C. Ownership
         1. tenancy in common
         2. joint tenancy
         3. community property
         4. partnerships
         5. interest
V. Acquisitions and Conveyances
VI. Real Property Security Devices
    A. Notes
    B. Deeds of trusts - foreclosures
    C. Mortgages
    D. Liens
VII. Adjacent Property Rights
    A. Encroachment
    B. Nuisance
    C. Water rights
    D. Easements
VIII. Landlord/Tenant Law

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments of 15 to 40 pages
2. Analysis of 8 - 15 case studies pertaining to the judicial system, law of agency, law of
    contracts, estate holdings, acquisitions and conveyances, security devices, property
    rights and landlord/tenant law
3. Two to eight exams, including final and midterm
4. Provide citations of references to support correct answers

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Case studies and Provide citations of references to support correct answers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Exams, including final and midterm
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks:
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California Real Estate Law. 8th ed. Pivar, William and Bruss, Robert. Dearborn Publishing. 2015

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