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AI1517 Real Estate Law 7.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management, åk 3, FEFJ, Mandatory


P1 (7.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


Jonny Flodin (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI1517 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course examines the private law rules on real property units and rights in real property units, that primarily are found in the Land Code. That first part of the course covers real property, how it is divided into real property units, and fixtures. It also covers the rules on transfer of real estate properties, especially purchase. The second part of the course is about mortgage and lien of real property units and the legal consequences thereof, as well sale of real property units in connection with attachment. The third part of the course covers rights of user, in particular rent, and easement. Furthermore, the law of property rights and title registration are covered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide a deeper knowledge of the subject of general real property law, i.e. primarily the civil law regulation of real property, its division into real property units, dispositions concerning real property units, and rights in real property units, as well as title registration.

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

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure, central concepts and legal rules within the subject of general real property law.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main issues and the regulation of these in the subject of general property law.

Skills and abilities

  • With the use relevant legal methods demonstrate the ability to apply and interpret legal rules and evaluate legal problems in the subject of general property law.
  • With the use of the legal method independently identify, formulate, and analyze practical real-life issues in the subject of general real property law.

Evaluation ability and approach

  • Judge and evaluate the consequences of the general real property legal framework from a societal perspective.


Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Kurslitteratur anslås på kursens hemsida senast 4 veckor innan kursstart.

Basic university qualification, i.e. documented completed upper-secondary education including Swedish B and the English A or equivalent.

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


  • NÄR1 - Attendance, - credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVNA - Exercise, 1.5 credits, grading scale: 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.

Passed attendance is a requirement for writing the examination.

Other requirements for final grade

Requirements for final grade

Passed attencande (NÄR1; 0,0 hp)

Passed examination (TENA, 6,0 hp)

Passed exercise (ÖVNA, 1,5 hp)

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

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

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