Every residential property lawyer must keep fully up-to-date with developments in law and practice.
Carefully developed over the years to be ideal for this purpose, the conveyancing update course is specifically designed to meet the needs of the busy practitioner in an engaging and effective way. In each case the key legal development is set out and the points for practice and drafting are carefully considered.
[Please note this content is subject to change from time to time, in order to ensure that the most important recent developments are included.]
Topics to be covered include:
Section 1: Case law update
• Gating a right of way
• Extent of beneficial ownership of house
• Liability of property owner for Japanese knotweed?
• Understating the consideration
• Solicitors’ duty in relation to search report
• Adverse possession of river mooring
• Beneficial interest where transfer not signed by buyers
• Problem with properties subject to rent charges
• Purchase – neighbour’s claim to part of the garden
• Identity checks and enquiries, and conveyancing fraud
• Identity of seller – duty of buyer’s solicitor to check?
• Oral agreement about property – can it be binding?
• Registration gap and new easement
• Alms house – tenancy or licence
• Residential development – modification of covenants
• Negligence claim - mitigation
• Incorrect replies to enquiries – damages
• Liability of owner for actions of licensee
Section 2: Practice changes
• Consumer protection regulations and conveyancers
• UK Finance Mortgage Lenders Handbook update
• Land Registry
Section 3: Miscellaneous provisions and/or proposals