Key learning outcomes

  • Understand how to identify the extent and nature of boundaries, easements and third-party rights
  • Understand the importance of site plans and surveys
  • Know how to deal with common environmental and planning issues

This workshop covers the practical problems that arise in acting for property developers, and how best to approach them, including:

  • The big picture: communication and reporting issues
  • Let’s get physical: what’s on the ground? Unexpected Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) consequences
  • Plans, site surveys and gaps: identifying and determining the boundaries of each piece of land, presumptions affecting boundaries, ‘ransom strips, claiming adverse possession, claims by third parties, and third-party rights
  • Searches: reading between the lines
  • Environmental issues beyond a mere ‘search’
  • Planning points from the SDLT perspective
  • Planning issues: section 106, Community Infrastructure Levy issues, conditions, and open spaces
  • Highway or private rights of access, vision splays, and related issues
  • Rights of way and services, section 62 Law of Property Act 1925 and easements: identifying whether there are any prescriptive or express easements, and which piece of land has the benefit; enlargement of easements and invoking statutory powers
  • Other constraints: Tree Protection Orders (TPOs), restrictive covenants, rights of light, flora and fauna
Hannah Mackinlay

Hannah Mackinlay

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Hannah is extremely knowledgeable in the subject area and provides a holistic insight into the issues.

Great training - made me think a lot more about a number of areas I deal with on a daily basis. Really enjoyed the course - thank you.

Using exercises ensured that learning was practical and stimulating rather than a sit and listen exercise. Hannah used 'real' examples to apply the problems faced.  

Good practical course

Excellent presentation and practically helpful

Absolutely loved the practical exercises. Very helpful as it reflects what we do in real life. Thank you.

a great overview of property development. Hannah included 3 exercises which got us engaged in the issues, it was very helpful

Informative and thought provoking, the course delivers exactly what is says on the tin!

Available dates (3)
Wed 12 Aug 2020 - 9:30AM Virtual Classroom Become a VIP and get your first 3 hours' FREE£480
Tue 13 Oct 2020 - 9:30AM Virtual Classroom £480
Tue 12 Jan 2021 - 9:30AM London £480
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Course Notes - Property Development: Practical Problems £120

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