As a residential property lawyer, you will appreciate the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest developments in property law and practice. This course is a best seller, having been carefully developed over recent years to ensure it continues to be an effective, up-to-the-minute update for conveyancers.
This course is specifically designed to meet your needs as a busy property lawyer – delivered in an engaging and effective manner, cutting through the academic niceties and focusing on making things relevant to your own practice.
Our well known and experienced residential property experts, David Keighley and Lorraine Richardson, will take you through the latest notable developments in the key areas. Taking a practical approach, you will consider the main legal development (together with any recent case law), then carefully consider points for practice and drafting.
This course is not static. To ensure it is as up-to-date as possible when you participate, it is subject to change from time to time to reflect the very latest important developments in residential conveyancing.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand the latest legal developments affecting residential conveyancing
- Appreciate how to apply these developments to your own practice
- Know how these developments may impact third parties, such as developers and professional consultants
What does this course cover?
This course will update you on the major topics in conveyancing, and will typically include:
- Rent charges: are they more dangerous than you thought?
- Identity checks, fraud and conveyancing: where are we now?
- Solicitors’ liability to the Land Registry; Law Commission proposals to reform land registration
- Leasehold: what’s changing and lenders’ requirements
- The Conveyancing Protocol
- Restrictive covenants: recent developments and caselaw
- Easements: recent developments and caselaw
- Mortgages: breach of trust, fraud, misrepresentation and forgery
- Service charges: time limits, interim payments, balancing charges and reasonableness
- Completion problems: notices to complete, rescission, deposits held to order; late payments, non-payment of apportionments
- Lenders’ Handbook
- Land Registry: local land charges
- Miscellaneous practice points