Drafting is a key competence for all lawyers, and this foundation-level course provides a grounding in drafting issues relating to property documents and contracts.
You will learn about preparing contracts and how to deal with specific issues which arise such as requisitions, transfers and covenants. The course will also bring you up to date on recent case law relating to drafting.
Basic principles – How are property documents interpreted? Rules of construction, the duty to explain
Preparing contracts – Understanding the Standard Conditions of Sale 5th Edition. What are specified incumbrances and how should the seller deal with them? Compliance with Section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989
Issues with requisitions on title – Standard requisitions, non-standard requisitions and how to deal with them
Drafting transfers – Dealing with title guarantee, co-ownership, additional provisions, dealing with execution
Dealing with easements and covenants
An examination of recent case law focusing on issues of interpretation, drafting and practice