SRJC Course Outlines

9/24/2022 6:22:23 PMRE 55 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RE 55Title:  LEGAL ASPECTS OF RE  
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 Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Completion of RE 50 ( or RE 80A) OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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California real estate law, as applied toward the requirements for the California Real Estate Broker's exam.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Completion of RE 50 ( or RE 80A) OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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 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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1.  Sources of law and the judicial system
     a. definition of law
     b. influences on our legal system
     c. constitutional and statutory law
     d. court structure
     e. lawsuit procedure
     f. judicial and non-judicial remedies
2.  Law of agency
     a. agency defined
     b. types of agents
     c. how agencies are created/terminated
     d. duties and responsibilities of licenses
3. Law of contracts
     a. types of contracts
     b. contract essentials
     c. real estate contracts
        1) listings
        2) options
        3) leases
4. Estates in real estate and thier relationship to probate
    a. freehold
    b. less than freehold
    c. ownership
       1) tenancy in common
       2) joint tenancy
       3) community property
       4) partnerships
5. Acquisitions and conveyances
6. Real property security devices
    a. notes
    b. deeds of trusts
    c. mortgages
    d. liens
7. Adjacent property rights
    a. encroachment
    b. nuisance
    c. water rights
    d. easements
8. Landlord/tenant law

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading assignments of 15 to 40 pages
2.  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.  Exams
4.  Test corrections and citation of reference 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 referenced test corrections
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%
Multiple choice, True/false, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LAW by Pivar and Bruss, 4th Edition. Dearborn
Publishing, copyright 2002

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