LAND USE AND FINANCE

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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER
LAND USE AND FINANCE
FINA 5338
SPRING 2016
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Professor: Charles J. Jacobus
713.839.8800; [email protected]
Text: (1) Texas Real Estate Law, 11th Edition
ISBN-13:978-1-133-43507-5
(2) Supplementary Case materials
This course will focus on the practical aspects of real estate law and give the student a basic
understanding as to the real estate law issues which confront practitioners in Texas. It covers a
wide variety of topics, including some issues on business organizations, conveyance by will, land
use, and closing/title insurance, landlord and tenant relationships, and familiarity with common
Texas real estate documents.
NO LAPTOPS OR ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES WILL BE
ALLOWED IN CLASS.
ATTENDANCE: No more than five absences will be allowed during the semester. The student
will receive an automatic drop from the course.
CLASS PARTICIPATION: Class participation is encouraged and student’s overall grade may be
adjusted up or down depending on the level of class participation, or lack thereof.
GRADING: Your grade will be determined by one examination. Your grade will be determined
solely on the basis of that exam score. A student’s grade can be adjusted higher by a portion of a
grade (i.e. B to B+) for class participation at the professor’s discretion.
OFFICE HOURS: Call me or email me to set an appointment.
ADA COMPLIANCE: If any student has a disability that would require special assistance, please
notify the professor as soon as possible.
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TOPICS will be covered in the following order:
1.
January 19
Estates in Land – Freehold Estates
2.
January 21
Estates in Land – Statutory Estates
3.
January 26
Estates in Land – Statutory Estates
4.
January 28
Legal Descriptions
5.
February 2
How Ownership is Held
6.
February 4
How Ownership is Held
7.
February 9
Fixtures and Easements
8.
February 11
Real Estate Brokerage
9.
February 16
Real Estate Brokerage
10.
February 18
Agency
11.
February 23
Agency
12.
February 25
Contracts
13.
March 1
Contracts
14.
March 3
Voluntary Conveyances
15.
March 8
Involuntary Conveyances
16.
March 10
Involuntary Conveyances
March 15
Spring Break
March 17
Spring Break
17.
March 22
Recordation
18.
March 24
Mortgages and Notes
19.
March 29
Interest and Finance Charges
20.
March 31
Methods of Title Assurance
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21.
April 5
Closings
22.
April 7
Liens
23.
April 12
Liens
24.
April 14
Landlord and Tenant Relationships
25.
April 19
Condos and Co-ops
26.
April 21
Regulation of Real Estate
27.
April 26
Real Estate Taxation
28.
April 28
Study
29.
May 3 (6 – 9 PM)
FINAL EXAM
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