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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI2608 (Autumn 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Theoretical grounds for property rights such as ownership, water rights, mining rights, infrastructure rights, lease rights in urban and rural areas, pasture rights, fishing and hunting rights and 3D property rights. Concession rights, informal rights in urban and rural areas, pre-emption rights, cultural heritage and illegal building. Interplay between different types of rights and interplay between bank and property systems. Need of dynamism in land law and tools for analysing and changing rights. Different types of real property/cadastre registers.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the importance and functions of land related property rights in a 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:

• Identify the need of different types of rights and how they are related to each other.

• Identify the need to change rights.

• Apply rules for changing different types of rights.

• Demonstrate ways to control use of rights and changes of rights.

• Identify the role of real property/cadastre registers.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admission for Master's Programme in Real Estate Development and Financial Services or at least a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Land/Real Estate Economics/Development, Surveying, Law, Planning, Architecture or Human Geography.

Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).

AI2606 Development of Property Rights I or corresponding course.

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


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

TEN1: Examination, 4 cr, A-F

SEM1: Seminars, 3.5 cr, P/F

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 AI2608

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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