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AI1518 Real Estate Development Legislation 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI1518 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers the technology surrounding the design and alteration of buildings and building systems. The property -land with associated buildings and equipment - is of fundamental importance in the community, acting as a legally well-defined and limited geographical concepts. Legislation in the area intended to ensure adherence both long-term and flexibility in terms of land use, land transfers and leases of land and land-related rights. Real estate serves as collateral for loans and therefore also a key part of the economy.
The course covers the importance of and the relationship between property division, land-related rights, and sustainable land use.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall objective of the course is to provide knowledge of the property legal regimes that underpin the development and change of land use, real estate and land-related rights, as well as on how the interaction of different types of infrastructure can be organized

More specifically, after reading this course student shall be able to:

·      Explain and describe the meaning of different land legal concepts

·      Identify and evaluate different technical legal solutions to solve practical problems related to land use, land subdivision and land-related rights and cooperation between real properties.

·      Apply relevant legislation in simpler situations related to change in land use, property division and land-related rights and cooperation between real properties.

·      Describe the main features of the infrastructure legislation on roads, railways and power lines, and explain how the acquisition and granting of land rights for these facilities takes place

·      Reflect on the importance of a functioning legal system, property rights and property division to meet the needs of society for a long term and sustainable land us.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Active participation in course AI1525- Legal Framework of the Built Environment  

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • TEN2 - Exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 2.5 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.

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AI1518

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Eva Liedholm Johnsson, 08-790 8619,