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Legal Issues in Housing
15 Hours 

Course Outline: Legal Issues in Housing
Course Description:
This intensive course is designed to provide residential construction professionals with an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory environment essential for maintaining a stable and compliant home building business. Covering key legal principles, contractual obligations, and regulatory requirements, the curriculum ensures that participants are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of legal issues in housing.
Course Objectives:
Understand and apply the fundamental legal requirements and enforceability of construction contracts.
Examine various types of contracts and their specific applications in residential construction.
Analyze different types of warranties and their implications for builders and homeowners.
Explore the land registry system, including title registration, property rights, and related legal topics.
Learn about the legal liabilities and responsibilities of builders in residential construction.
Study the Construction Lien Act and its impact on residential construction projects.
Understand the principles of insurance law relevant to construction projects, including coverage and claims.
Comprehend privacy laws and regulations affecting the handling of personal information in the construction industry.
Explore various mechanisms for resolving disputes, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
Gain knowledge of employment law as it pertains to hiring, managing, and terminating construction workers.
Course Modules:
Module 1: Legal Requirements of Contracts
Fundamentals: Understand the fundamental legal requirements and enforceability of construction contracts.
Module 2: Types of Contracts
Contract Types: Examine various types of contracts used in residential construction and their specific applications.
Module 3: Warranty Examples
Warranty Analysis: Analyze different types of warranties and their implications for builders and homeowners.
Module 4: Land Registry System & Related Topics
Land Registry System: Explore the land registry system, including title registration, property rights, and related legal topics.
Module 5: Builder Liability
Legal Liabilities: Learn about the legal liabilities and responsibilities of builders in residential construction.
Module 6: Construction Lien Act
Lien Act Impact: Study the Construction Lien Act and its impact on residential construction projects.
Module 7: Insurance Law
Insurance Principles: Understand the principles of insurance law relevant to construction projects, including coverage and claims.
Module 8: Privacy Law
Privacy Regulations: Comprehend privacy laws and regulations affecting the handling of personal information in the construction industry.
Module 9: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
Dispute Resolution: Explore various mechanisms for resolving disputes, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
Module 10: Employment Law
Employment Regulations: Gain knowledge of employment law as it pertains to hiring, managing, and terminating construction workers.
Examination:
The course culminates in a comprehensive final exam designed to test participants' mastery of the material.
Exam Details:
oDuration: 2 hours
oPassing Grade: 70%
oImportant Note: Once started, the exam timer cannot be paused or stopped.
This course prepares participants to strategically manage legal issues in housing, ensuring compliance and stability in their residential construction businesses.