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: whether they may make a comeback, and if they’re more dangerous than you think
- Consumer protection regulations and conveyancing
- Identity checks and conveyancing: where we are now
- Invasive species
- Lenders’ requirements for leasehold properties
Title and Transactional Issues
- Solicitors’ duty to report
- A neighbour’s claim to part of a garden: inspection of boundaries
- Restrictive covenants: enforcement, variation or release
- Easements: new classes of easement, new means of creation, and proving abandonment
- Incorrect replies to enquiries: damages
- Severing a joint tenancy: recent developments
- Overage: reasonable endeavours
- Mortgages: misrepresentation and forgery
- Stamp Duty Land Tax: current issues
Leasehold and Newbuilds
- Service charges: time limits, certification and reasonableness
- Enfranchisement: valuation considerations
- Demise and the extent of it
- Exclusive possession, lease or licence
- Impact and validity of section 106 restrictions on parking
- Whether you can always rely on a professional consultant’s certificate
- The amended Consumer Code for Homebuilders
- Mental capacity, duress and undue influence in conveyancing
- Insurance Distribution Directive: Impact on newbuild warranties and indemnity insurance
- Miscellaneous practice points