LEG313 - Real Estate II

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Subject Title
Real Estate II

Subject Description
As a continuation of Real Estate 1 in the Legal Assistant program, you will review the processes and procedures generally used in a law office for real estate transactions including focus on Mortgages, Commercial vs. Residential properties, title issues, EREG system and more.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Legal Assistant Certificate Program offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Recognize the immediate responsibilities incumbent on legal office assistants
• Become more familiar with specific areas of real estate law
• Prepare standard/relevant documentation
• Demonstrate understanding of standard procedures within the fields

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
Real Estate Practice & Procedures 1, Legal Terminology, Legal Office Procedures

Topic Outline
• Examining roles of Law Office Assistants vs. Law Clerks
• MORE Forms & Documents
• Investigating Residential Properties, rentals, cottages, etc.
• Investigating Commercial Properties and related issues
• Interpretations of title searches: what constitutes a valid requisition?
• Liens, Mortgages and other Encumbrances
• Issues affecting title and potential solutions
• Recognizing Title Requisitions
• More Complicated Transactions and your role as assistant

Prescribed Texts

Title Residential Real Estate Transactions
Author Kurtz, Emmans, Blatt
Publisher Emond Montgomery
Edition 4th
ISBN 9781552396704

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
3 Assignments- 20% each
Final exam 40%

The student must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on the term work and the final exam to pass the course.

Approved by: Sandra Noble