Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWS 740 Real Estate Drafting



Course Description

This course will focus on fundamental drafting concepts and skills in the context of real estate transactions, both residential and commercial. Working individually and in teams, students will draft a variety of documents, ranging from purchase and sale agreements, boundary line agreements and easments to mortgage commitment letters, mortgage terms, commercial leases, construction contracts, and guarantor and indemnity agreements. There will be regular written homework assignments as well as in-class drafting execrises. Negotiations and ethical issues in transactional law practice will also be covered. LAW 730 Land Finance and Transfer is a prerequisite for the course. LAW 694 Conveyancing is recommended but not required.