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F1F5404 History of Enclosure, Land Tenure, Taxation.. 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1F5404 (Spring 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course content can be summarized in the following paragraphs, relating to earlier conditions and development processes:

  • Ownership of land.
  • Limited land-related rights.
  • Older forms of enclosure and property formation.
  • Older forms of property definition.
  • Older forms of property co-operation.
  • Land development and property rights in towns.
  • Development of liens (mortgages).
  • Purchase of real property, title and deeds registration.
  • Property taxation.
  • Legislation regarding infrastructure.

Intended learning outcomes

The comprehensive aim of the course is to provide deeper knowledge of real property, property rights, and land use in a historical perspective. Emphasis is put on continuous development lines, i.e. relationships between current systems and older institutions.

Course disposition

The course is conducted as a series of lectures. Each participant will prepare and give a two-hour lecture (2 x 45 min.) over a selected topic related to real estate planning and land law aspects from a historical perspective.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Initiated post graduate studies in the disciplines of real estate planning, land law or real estate economics.

Recommended prerequisites

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As part of the exercise, the participants are to find relevant literature (articles, reports, and books) themselves. Some suggestions of reference literature will be announced at course start.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


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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

Approved assignment and attendance at lectures (ÖVN1; 7,5 hp)

Credit grading:

P (pass)/F (fail)

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

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law