Singapore University of Social Sciences

Property Law (FMT303)


FMT303 Property Law will introduce to students the basic principles of property law in relation to the ownership, transaction and tenancy of property. Topics include the possession of land, creation and transfer of interests/ownership in property, tenures and estates in co-ownership, mortgages and other interests in land, community title schemes and drafting of leases and other documents, other relevant legal requirements in the real estate business including in relation to planning approvals process and the BMSA Act and other regulations.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to the Law of Property
  • The Types of Property
  • Definition of Property and Meaning of Land
  • Legal Descriptions of Land
  • Tenures & Interests in Land and Registration of Deeds/Titles Act
  • Various Types of Tenure and Proprietary Interests
  • Compare and Contrast Easements and Covenants
  • Legal Process of Conveyancing of Property in Singapore
  • Legislations Pertaining to Property including BMSA Act and Regulations
  • Registration Systems and Conveyancing
  • Leases
  • Mortgage and Other Interests in Land

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate understanding of property law
  • Discuss the different types of tenures and interests
  • Design roles and responsibilities of management corporation and subsidiary proprietor
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the registration systems and conveyancing in Singapore
  • Examine legal aspects of leases and mortgages
  • Appraise property contracts
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