1  Name of Course Land Law I
2 Course Code LAC4173
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme LAC4173  is introduced to equip the students with the knowledge on the legal framework of land law in Malaysia
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 7 (Year 4)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O
 28  14








7 Credit Value 3 (122 / 40 = 3.05)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. understand the general principles of land law in Malaysia (L02-P3);
  2. pply the theoretical concept of land law to hypothetical problems relating to land matters (L04-P3);
  3.  explain the importance of land law in land dealings (L06-A3)
10 Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through the process of lectures and tutorials.
11 Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, tutorials, informal activities exercises and group work. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 Synopsis Part 1 of the Land law course will introduce the students to the general principle of laws governing land matters in Malaysia. It begins with the historical background of land law in Malaysia, basic land law concepts and terminology and the general features of the Torrens System. The course will further discuss the administration of land law at the federal government level and state authority and the application of the National Land Code 1965 and other related statutes in land matters.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types
  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1 Introduction to Land Law
2 Historical Background of Land Law in Malaysia
3 Introduction to Malaysian Torrens System
4 Administration of land Matters
5 Definition of Land
6 Disposal of Land by Alienation
7 Disposal of  land (TOL)
8 Dealings
9 Transfer
10 Lease and Tenancies
11 Forfeiture
12 Indefeasibility of title
13 Easement
14 Land Administrator Right of Way


17 Main references
  1. Teo Keang Sood, Khaw Lake Tee.2012. Land Law in Malaysia. Cases and Commentary. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal.
  2. Ainul Jaria Maidin, et. al. 2008. Principles of Malaysian Land Law. Petaling Jaya: Lexis Nexis.
  3. Hj Salleh Hj Buang. 2001. Malaysian Torrens System. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Related Cases



National Land Code 1965

18 Additional references
  1. 2013. Annatoted Statute Series : Conveyancing. LexisNexis
  2. Ahmad Ibrahim &  Sihombing J. 1989. The Centenary of the Torrens System in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur : Malayan Law Journal
  3. Sihombing, Judith. 1999. National Land Code: a Commentary. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal
  4. Ravindaran Nekoo. 1999. Restraints of Dealing in Malaysia Land Law. Kuala Lumpur: ILBS.
  5. K.V Padhanabha. 2000. Land Acquisition in Malaysia: Cases and Commentaries. Kuala Lumpur: ILBS.



Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)



















  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1.understand the general principles of land law in Malaysia (L02-P3);   3               Classroom lecture and discussion Written test


2-  apply the theoretical concept of land law to hypothetical problems relating to land matters (L04-P3);       3           Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3.explain the importance of land law in land dealings (L06-A3)           3       Assignments Instructor evaluation of the assignment