Tompkins Cortland Community College

PARA210 - Real Estate/Property Law


Students develop an understanding of real estate and property law in general and with respect to a paralegal's functions. Topics include terminology, contracts, title to property, deeds, estates in land, foreclosure, mortgages, landlord-tenant, tax issues, ethics, and real estate closings. In particular, students become familiar with deeds, abstracts, survey maps, and closing statements and the drafting of law office documents. The primary focus is on the laws of New York with comparisons to the laws of other jurisdictions. Prerequisites: MATH 090 if required by placement; ENGL 101; C or better grade in BUAD 201, PARA 101, and PARA 130. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Spring semester.