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FAI3018 History of Enclosure, Land Tenure, Taxation 7.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 28 Aug 2023 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

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Autumn 2023: P1 (2.0 hp), P2 (2.0 hp)

Spring 2024: P3 (3.5 hp)


28 Aug 2023
15 Mar 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 2023 Start 28 Aug 2023 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 28 Aug 2023 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAI3018 (Autumn 2019–) 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.

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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Som en del av övningsuppgiften ska kursdeltagarna själva söka relevant litteratur (artiklar, rapporter och böcker). Vissa förslag till referenslitteratur kommer att ges vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 7.5 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 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

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/ Surveying – Geodesy, Land Law and Real Estate Planning