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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI2514 (Spring 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with theoretical grounds for property rights such as water rights, infrastructure rights, lease rights in urban and rural areas, pasture rights, fishing and hunting rights, mineral rights and 3D property rights. The course also handles concession rights in sea areas, informal rights in urban and rural areas, pre-emption rights, cultural heritage and illegal building. In addition to this it brings up interplay between different types of rights and interplay between bank and property systems. Need of dynamism in land law is emphasised as well as advanced cadastral procedures and other tools for creating and changing rights. Tools to analyse rights and procedures are also given. Basic legal rules for cooperation between property owners is dealt with. How shall cooperation between property owners be organised from legal point of view? Need of commons. Creation and management of joint facilities. Utility easements and other types of rights for infrastructure facilities. Land consolidation and property adjudication concerning agricultural and forest land. The importance of property register or systems of land information in a wider sense. What purpose should the register serve and why? Institutional matters related to property registers such as the legislative framework and organizations involved.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to understand the roles of property rights in the society, especially sub rights. What type of rights are needed, how shall they be restricted and how can they be changed.

At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to:

  • Describe and identify the need of different types of rights and how they are related to each other.
  • Identify the need to change all types of rights.
  • Explain principles for changing different types of rights.
  • Exemplify ways to control use of rights and changes of rights.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligibility to the master programme in Real Estate and Construction Management.

Recommended prerequisites

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Information about course literature will be given at the beginning of the course. 

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


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 2,0 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.

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 AI2514

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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