Posted: January 10th, 2024
BT5200 Assignment Briefing (Level 5)
Assignment Briefing (Level 5)
Module Name PROPERTY AGENCY: LAW AND PRACTICE
Module Code BT5200
Assignment Title Individual Report: simulation exercise of an agency
Type of Submission Written Report on Canvas
Weighting of the assignment in the
overall module grade
Word Count/Time allocation (for
Issue Date January 25th 2023
Submission Date March 30th 2023 (13:00 UK time)
Date of Feedback to Students 20 University Business Days from Submission Date
Where feedback can be found On Canvas Brief comments on the electronic script, summary
comments in the “Comments” box with a breakdown of the
allocation of marks –click ‘view’ on the assignment inbox
Professional Creative Thoughtful Resilient Proactive
Literacy ✔ Communication ✔ Critical
Numeracy Storytelling ✔ Critical
✔ Creativity ✔ Soft skills
Teamwork Digital Skills ✔
How these skills are being developed in this assessment
Individual Report: simulation exercise of an agency instruction
You will be shown a property which you have been asked to sell (let) by a client (Mrs. and
Mr. Johnson). You are acting as an estate agent, representing a residential real estate
You will carry out the following activities as part of the assignment brief:
1. Inspect the property to take down relevant information for the client market
2. Measure the property;
3. Take any necessary photographs and a short videos of the property (30secs to 90secs)
4. Walk the area/neighbourhood;
5. Research comparable sales (lettings) and advise on a sale (letting) price
5.1 Produce the market appraisal report (maximum 1,750 words) including a table of 4 to 6
comparable sales (lettings) and an estimate of price
6. Prepare the marketing particulars as a double sided A4 sized brochure (i.e. 2 sides
maximum of standard A4 paper)
7. Produce a short video of the listing to be featured in social media – please include the
rationale of the format of the video and the social media channel (s) you have selected.
The property shall not be currently available for sale (or under offer) or sold in the last 12
You have a choice in terms of the property you use:
Where you live OR
Where another family member lives OR
Where a friend lives.
If the property doesn’t fit the criteria above, it must be approved by the module leader
You will upload the property address to Canvas by February 1st
You are acting as an Estate Agent.
You are preparing a document to share with a prospective seller (landlord)
to win the business (get the instruction to sell (let) the property).
The work must be uploaded to Canvas as a single document (i.e. the marketing
particulars should be attached as Appendix A to the main report).
You must include a final bibliography using Harvard referencing.
Maximum Word Limit: 2,750 words excluding bibliography, cover page, table of
contents, summary and appendices.
Your final video shall be uploaded to Canvas. Alternatively, you will be given a link to
upload into Box.
File format of the report shall be in MS Word format OR Adobe Acrobat
Video format: .mp4 OR .mov OR .wmv
On completion of the module, students will be able to:
4. Examine the role of agents and brokers in practice
and incompliance of regulatory and professional
standards andgiving clients informed advice through
the entire agency transaction process.
of an agency
5. Demonstrate a practical understanding of effecting
different approaches to sales, acquisitions and
lettings, market appraisals and the factors which
affect pricing andstrategy, handling instructions,
seeking energy performance certificates, undertaking
marketing campaigns and supporting the
of an agency
Allocation of marks
Communication, Presentation and Report Format: Professional standard
presentation; well-structured in line with task requirements; edited and
carefully proof read. Clearly and fluently written; written English and
Referencing and Citation: Accurate use of Harvard referencing; makes
extensive, appropriate and accurate use of references to literature in
Research: Evidence of extensive reading round the subject and a
substantive list of relevant references; use of a wide range of literature
including academic and professional journals; appropriate use of other
reference sources including, but not restricted to, books, journal and
publications and on-line material; appreciation of
the quality of literature.
Market Appraisal Report: Understanding and Analysis: clarity of the
layout in the report to provide for a base to impart information in all
forms; clear evidence of deep understanding and good grasp of technical
knowledge relevant to the brief; demonstrates ability to apply and
analyse key information. Able to form judgments based on well
Accurate information portrayed throughout. Reaches to the requirements of
the assignment brief.
Marketing Particulars: Produced to a professional format; contain key
information and presented in an appropriate format; appropriate phrases
used to convey the necessary information; engaging and exciting in
format; use of appropriate photographs. Included other audiovisual
sources access, and other graphic material; appropriate disclaimer used;
fullness of content.
FEEDBACK ON THE WRITTEN ELEMENTS OF THE MODULE WILL BE BASED ON UNDERGRADUATE L5
CLASS % LETTER
GUIDELINE GRADE DESCRIPTIONS
First 85-100 A+ Outstanding Your work meets all of the criteria described below for the A and A- grades. On top of that, it shows that
you have an impressive grasp of the skills and knowledge covered in this module. Your work is also
consistently effective in analysing key concepts that we studied and you draw on a comprehensive range
of evidence, reflection and reasoned argument. Your work shows that you have followed good academic
practice in terms of citation and referencing, presentation format and clear, accurate English.
Your work shows a detailed knowledge and understanding of the material covered in this module. You
have taken a creative approach to the ideas and topics that we studied. Your work shows your ability to
analyse ideas critically using evidence, reflection and reasoned argument based on the theories and
principles that we covered. Your work shows that you are consistently able to identify and define
problems and/or practical issues clearly and to choose appropriate methods to resolve them. Your work
shows that you have followed good academic practice in terms of citation and referencing, presentation
format and clear, accurate English.
BGood Your work shows a good knowledge and understanding of the material covered in this module and you
tackle a range of different ideas and/or contexts. Your work also shows that you are able to analyse ideas
critically using the principles, theories and approaches that we covered in the module.Your work also
shows that you are able to define problems and/or practical issues clearly and to choose appropriate
methods to resolve them. Most of your work shows good academic practice in terms citation and
referencing, presentation format and clear, accurate English.
CSatisfactory Your work shows some knowledge and understanding of the material covered in this module. Your work
also shows that you are able to analyse material critically, but it does not always focus on key points.
Your work shows that you have applied appropriate methods and tools to identify resolve the more
straightforward problems and/or practical issues covered in the module. Your work follows good
academic practice to some extent in terms of citation and referencing, presentation format and clear,
DAdequate Your work shows that you have gained a basic knowledge and understanding of the material covered in
this module. Your work tends to be descriptive, and your analysis is oversimplified. There is some
evidence in your work that you have applied the methods and tools covered in the module appropriately
to resolve straightforward problems and/or practical issues. Your work shows some evidence of good
academic practice in terms of citation and referencing, presentation format and clear, accurate English,
but this is not always consistent throughout.
Marginal Fail 35-39 F5 Unsatisfactory Your work shows only a limited knowledge and understanding of the material covered in this module.
Your work is descriptive and shows little attempt to analyse ideas or arguments. You make some
assertions without sufficient evidence to back up your arguments. Your work does not apply what we
learnt appropriately to straightforward problems and/or practical issues. Your work has not followed
good academic practice in terms of citation and referencing, presentation format and clear, accurate
Fail 34 and
F4 Poor Your work shows little knowledge or understanding of the material covered in the module. Your work is
descriptive and shows no attempt to analyse ideas or arguments. You make assertions without putting
forward the evidence to back them up. Your work suggests that you have not understood the methods
and tools covered in the module well enough to apply them to ideas or problems. Your work does not
meet most of the Learning Outcomes for this module. Your work has not followed good academic
practice in terms of citation and referencing, presentation format and clear, accurate English.
When you write an essay, report or dissertation you should always cite the published sources to which you
quote, refer to or use as evidence, otherwise you are likely to be committing plagiarism, which is a form of
academic misconduct with potentially very serious consequences. References need to be made both within
the text and in a list at the end.
The aim in doing this is to ensure that somebody reading your work can easily find these sources for
themselves. This applies to whether you are using a book, a report, a journal article or an Internet site. You will
probably know from your own experience how much easier it is to find a reference when a reading list or
bibliography is clear and unambiguous. There is help available from the library and online, including a range of
videos such as those given below:
Do remember you can submit your work as many times as you like before the final deadline. It is a good idea
to check your Originality Report and ensure that any potential plagiarism is eradicated for your work by
rewriting in your own words and referencing correctly. The staff on the BLASC desk in the LRC will be able to
advise on this and on all aspects of academic writing.
The best way to avoid academic misconduct or plagiarism is to use your own words at all times; do not cut
and paste from other work.
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the misconduct would only fall on the group member who actually committed it, would be if there were clear
evidence that that member had dishonestly misled the rest of the group as to the source of his her
contribution. This would require clear and contemporaneous evidence of group discussions of the sort which
should be available if groups follow the advice given about keeping a log of group proceedings. If the group
work is simply allocated amongst the members of the group without any sort of group review of the outcomes,
then all the group members are taking on themselves the risk that some element of the work is tainted by
academic misconduct. If you are unclear about any of this, you should refer to the University’s guide to
Plagiarism for further explanation.