Law of Property | My Assignment Tutor

Roehampton Law SchoolUndergraduate Degree Assessment for students registered with theUniversity of RoehamptonModule code: LLB020N204AModule title: Law of PropertyModule tutor: Cynthia Opoku-GyamfiFHEQ Level: Level 5Assessment release date: Nov 2020Type of assessment: CourseworkInstructions to candidatesNumber of pages and documentsThis document, comprising 7 pages, including this page sets out your instructions forthe assessment referred to above.Submission instructions Deadline for written submissionMethod of submission2.00pm on 14 December 2020Turnitin on the Law of Property Moodlepage. 1/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of PropertyAssessment Task (Answer all four parts A, B, C and D)This Coursework comprises 100% of the marks for this module.Part AJohn purchased the registered title of Groveland in 2008. Groveland comprised tworesidential buildings set in extensive grounds. When John moved into Groveland henoticed that there was an uncultivated strip of land approximately 1 metre in widththat ran the entire length of the border with the neighbouring property,Goodneighbours, the registered title to which belonged to Joshua. The previousowner of Groveland, Lawrence, had neglected the strip of land for a number ofyears. John decided to leave the strip of land uncultivated for a year to let it recoverits fertility. He then began planting bushes along the entire length of the strip. Hechose plants that he believed would deter Joshua’s cats from fouling the strip ofland.In March 2019, John, who had become obsessed with security and privacy,consulted his surveyor, Godwin, about the boundaries to Groveland. He wasdisturbed to discover that the strip of land had always formed part of the registeredtitle to Goodneighbours. It seems that Godwin had known about this when Johnpurchased Groveland in 2008, but he had forgotten to mention it to John at the time.In December 2019, John decided to sell Westwing, a small cottage located on themain road at the western entrance to Groveland. After looking around Westwing,Grace emailed John with an offer to buy the cottage for £500,000. John repliedsaying he was happy to sell Westwing ‘on the terms you mention in your email’. Heended his email, as he did all correspondence, by adding his nickname, ‘The John’.He attached an architect’s drawing of Westwing, to his email. The drawing containedJohn’s signature. A week later Grace and John orally agreed that Grace would buythe gold curtains in the living room of Westwing for £550. Last week Grace emailedJohn to say that she had changed her mind about buying Westwing.Advise John whether:(a) he can claim ownership of the strip of land belonging to Goodneighbours;and, also,(b) he can compel Grace to buy Westwing.Part B2/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of PropertyGroveland also consisted of a large house with a substantial garden, a swimmingpool and a small woodland which Grace had also purchased from John. Always keento do things herself, Grace ignored her friends’ advice and arranged the conveyanceof Groveland without the assistance of a solicitor. When she moved in, however, shefound that the following items had been removed by John:a) A large observation balloon, which floated about 40 metres above theswimming pool. The balloon provided spectacular views over Groveland as well asthe surrounding countryside in all directions. The balloon was anchored in place bythree steel cables attached to concrete blocks resting on the ground. The balloonhad been accessed by a rope ladder and serviced by electricity and water supplies.b) The swimming pool diving board.c) All the carpets in the house, including carpet tiles which had been glued to thefloor in the downstairs bathroom; andd) A 72-inch plasma TV which had rested on a tailor-made, wall-mountedbracket in the underground cinema room.Explain to Grace the principles which will determine whether she is entitled tothe items listed.Part C3/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of PropertyLast month, the local paintballing club approached Grace with a view to buying thewoodland for their games. They offered her £100,000 which Grace agreed to. Sheand the head paint-baller, Amin, had shaken hands on the deal and to confirm theirarrangement, Amin had written on the back of an old envelope:‘This confirms what we agreed on 15th June 2019.’Both Grace and Amin signed the back of the envelope.The paint-ballers have since spent £20,000 digging trenches and erecting shootingplatforms but now Grace has decided that she would rather not have a lot of noisypeople running around the woodlands on Sunday mornings. She has informed Aminthat he and the paint-ballers will no longer be able to use the woodland.Discuss whether a valid land contract has been created in this case and if so ifit is binding on Grace.Part D4/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of PropertyBefore purchasing Groveland, Grace owned a two-bedroom house in Woodley nearWest End College. She decides to help her son, Ben, out of his current financialdifficulties by letting him use the house to raise income. She gives him a ten-yearlicence of the house. Ben advertises the house on the notice board in the Collegebookshop. Thomas and Bella, who are about to start the second year of their fashiondegree, sign identical ‘licence’ agreements to occupy the house. The agreement,which is stated to be for ‘two years or until the completion of your degreeprogramme’, contains the following provisions:a) Half of the total monthly licence fee of £2,000 is payable on the first day of eachmonth;b) Ben’s son, Tiger, may use the sofa bed in the lounge to stay overnight wheneverhe has to work late in the City;c) Ben is to retain a set of keys to the house;d) Ben will arrange for clean towels and bed linen to be delivered to the house oncea week.Ben does not realise that Thomas and Bella are a couple and assumes that they willoccupy different bedrooms. In fact they share the same room. Before signing theagreement, Bella asks Ben how often Tiger is likely to need to use the sofa bed andwhy he (Ben) needs to retain a set of keys. Ben says that on the rare occasions thatTiger would need to stay, he would always ask Bella and Thomas first. He alsoexplains that he is retaining a set of keys for the house just in case there is somedomestic emergency.Discuss whether Ben has created a lease or a licence in favour of Bella andThomas.This Coursework comprises 100% of the marks for this module.Guidance: You are required to ;1. Reference the sources you rely on using the OSCOLA referencing convention.2. You will be marked down if you refer to non-legal or non-academic sources inyour submission. Examples of:5/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of Propertya. Appropriate sources include law text books available in the library and lawjournal articles from Westlaw and Lexis Nexis; andb. Inappropriate sources include wikipedia.3. Poor structure, composition or grammar will affect the quality of submission andmay even undermine the marker’s ability to comprehend your analysis.Therefore, your should proof read your essay before you submit it for marking.Format of your submission Include a title page with your submission. The title page must list the following: Module code Module title Module tutor Coursework title Number of pages submitted The word count.Do not include your name or your student ID number Word limit: maximum 3000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography)You may exceed this word limit by 10% that is by an extra 300 wordsmaking a total of no more than 3300 words. If you exceed this upper limitthen your mark will be reduced by 5 percentage points.Footnotes must only be used to provide citations for authorities and forreferencing texts and articles. Text included in footnotes in breach of thisrestriction will be added to the overall word count for the purposes ofdetermining whether the upper limit of 3300 words has been broken. Font: Arial, text size 12, line spacing 1.5 Each page should be numbered Referencing is required. You are required to use OSCOLA style citation forconsistency.Assessment criteria1. You should read the assessment criteria that will be used to grade yourassessment submission before you begin. The relevant criteria are:RLS In-Course Assessment and End of Module Examination Criteria6/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of PropertyThe criteria may be downloaded from the Law Programme Moodle page. Therelevant document is listed under the heading ‘Assessment & FeedbackInformation’.2. The relative weighting of available marks between the three criteria are: CriterionTotalCriterion 1: Structure20%Criterion 2: Content and synthesis60%Criterion 3: Presentation20%Total:100% 7/7RLS Assessments 2020: Law of Property


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