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* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI1516 (Spring 2021–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course begins with a short section on the legal method and its application in a real estate context. Thereafter, the focus is on civil-law rules on property and rights in real estate, which are mainly found in the Land Code. This part first covers what real property is, how it is divided into property units and fixtures. Thereafter, it covers the transfer of real estate, primarily property purchases. Mortgages of real estate and the legal effects of mortgages are treated as well as forced sales of real estate. Furthermore, the law on user rights, especially rent and leasehold, and easements are dealt with. Also, the law of property rights and title registration are covered.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall purpose of the course is to provide knowledge about the legal regulation of real propery, its division into real property units, dispositions concerning real property units and rights in real property units, in order that the student be able to apply the knowledge when solving practical legal problems.

After having taken the course the student shall be able to:

  • Identify legal problems and find the applicable legal rules concerning real property and rights in such property.
  • Apply the relevant legal rules when solving legal problems concerning real property and rights in such property, and to explain the reasons for the application of the rules to the problem.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Registed to course: AI1550 Introduction to Swedish law

Recommended prerequisites

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Informations about the course litterature will be given four weeks before the start of the lessons.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, - hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 6,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Workshops, Mandatory attendance, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

TENA: Written exam

Passed attendance is a requirement for writing the examination.

Other requirements for final grade

The final grade is decided by the result of the examination. Passed attendance and exercise may give extra points to the examination.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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