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Course Residential Leases: Issues on Sale and Purchase


As a residential conveyancer, you will appreciate there can be significant work involved when dealing with leasehold title. Your clients need to know, for instance, the meaning and implications of the lease terms, their service charge obligations, their rights, and their responsibilities to the management companies.

You need to be alert to title issues of leasehold property, issues relating to shared ownership, and the practical problems that can crop up in the conveyancing process. Whether you’re new to residential conveyancing, or you’re looking for a timely overview of residential leasehold conveyancing to enhance your property practice, this course is designed for you.

Our well known and respected residential property expert, David Keighley, will guide you through the topic of residential leases and the challenging areas you’re likely to come across in practice. The course is intended to give you the confidence you need to deal efficiently with the sale and purchase of a residential lease, and to advise your clients effectively.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand the key formalities and clauses of a residential lease
  • Know how shared ownership leases differ
  • Appreciate how to identify and approach the practical problems of leasehold conveyancing

What does this course cover?

This course explains the formalisites of residential leases and tricky areas to watch out for, including:

  • The formalities of a lease
  • Key clauses, and prescribed clauses
  • How shared ownership leases differ from other leases
  • Key conveyancing issues
  • Good versus absolute title
  • Problems relating to assignment of the lease
  • Management companies and service charges
  • Retentions and apportionments
  • Land Registry issues
  • Defective or problematic leases
  • Forfeiture of the lease
  • Topical case law

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3 hours


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David was an excellent presenter! The content was well presented and explained. It was high level.

Elinor Clark, Lexis Nexis



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