Course code JurZ2028

Credit points 2

Rights of Land I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer


Maija Bērziņa

professional Master's study programme(līm.)

Course abstract

Students, learning the basic principles of land ownership system, its goals and tasks, improve themselves with knowledge of various legal aspects of land ownership issues. Improve their form of expression and writing style, drawing conclusions on topical issues.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knows the division of regulatory enactments, the procedure of their development - practical work;
• Knows and understands the definition of real estate, unity, the role of notaries, the role of the Orphans' Court, the land register, easements, pledges, restrictions, lease rights and their conclusion - practical work;
• Is able to independently use the portal to find the necessary regulation of the regulatory enactment for the specific situation - practical works;

• Able, in cooperation with the course leader, to analyze the obtained results and find solutions - practical work.

Course Content(Calendar)

Full-time studies:
1. Procedure for development, advertising, adoption and publication of regulatory enactments, entry into force and validity (2h)
2. The concept and essence of law (2h)
3 Acquisition of land and termination of property. Rights and obligations of the owner (2h)
4. Unity of land and buildings as components of real estate (2h)
5. Land registers (Land Books) (2h)
6. Registration of real estate and lease rights in the Land Register (2h)
7. The role of notary and an Orphan's court in preparation of documents related to real estate rights (2h)
8. Simplified procedures between the State Land Service and the Land Register (2h).
9. The concept of easement and its purpose, the procedure for establishing and terminating an easement (2h).
10. Pledge rights (2h).
11. Restrictions on the right to alienate property (2h)
12. Restrictions on land use rights (4h).
13. Joint ownership (2h).
14. Lease rights and its conclusion (4h)

Part-time studies:

All topics specified for full-time studies are implemented, but the number of contact hours is 1/2 of the specified number of hours

Requirements for awarding credit points

1. Successfully learned the substance of lectures, positive results of laboratory and independent work
2. Positive test results
3. Positive evaluation of exam answers

4. Attendance of at least 85% of classes

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Lectures, practical classes, seminars, final tests, etc. Practical work must be carried out independently. The portal , websites of the Cabinet of Ministers and Saeima websites should be used. The works must be submitted in writing or electronically.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Study results in the 10-point system are evaluated according to the following criteria:
1. Assessment of exam depends on cumulative assessment of results of student's answers to exam questions, on assessment of results of tests, laboratory and independent work and attendance of classes.
2. Successful mark in tests is obtained if 50% of questions are answered correctly.
3. Evaluation of independent work depends on the volume and quality of the arguments presented in the discussion.
4. Successful mark in the examination is obtained if:
- by answering the exam questions, the student demonstrates knowledge and critical understanding of general settings in real estate formation, as well as the formation of land units, buildings and premises groups, and real estate formation, or has acquired skills to independently perform real estate formation activities and apply real estate formation methodology and is able to process and evaluate the results obtained
- have been obtained positive assessment of the results of exam questions, tests, laboratory and independent work
- at least 85% of classes have been attended.

Compulsory reading

1. Civillikums. – Rīga, Tiesu namu aģentūra, Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2005. – 428. lpp.
2. Grūtups A., Kalniņš E. Civillikuma komentāri. Trešā daļa Lietu tiesības, Īpašums. 2-rais papild. izd. - Rīga : Tiesu namu aģentūra, 2002. – 353.lpp.
3. Rozenfelds J. Lietu tiesības (4.labotais papildinātais izdevums). Apgāds „Zvaigzne ABC”, Rīga, 2011. – 308. lpp.

4. Zemesgrāmatas Latvijā. Rīga: Tiesu namu aģentūra. 2003., 288.lpp.

Further reading

1. Paršova V. Normatīvo aktu piemērošana nekustamā īpašuma formēšanā. 1.daļa. Zemes īpašumi. //Mācību līdzeklis. - Jelgava, LLU, 2007. – 65 lpp.
2. Latvijas Republikas Satversmes komentāri. VIII nodaļa. Cilvēka pamattiesības, Autoru kolektīvs, VSIA “Latvijas Vēstnesis”, Rīga, 2011. – 864.lpp. Zemes izmantošana un kadastrs Latvijā.

Periodicals and other sources

3. Par tiesu praksi lietās, kas izriet no servitūtu tiesībām, par kopīpašumu, nomas tiesībām.



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