LO1903: Residential Property


Kensington Town Hall


£129.00 + VAT


Date: 13 March 2019
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
CPD Hours: 6.0
Lunch Included: Yes

Conveyancers Guide To Spotting Fraud & Cyber Crime
Presented By Richard Snape

The course aims to look at the various issues involved and recent developments and case law, in particular Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya has now been heard by the Court of Appeal and held that buyers and sellers conveyancers may be liable in breach of trust. In July 2018 The Law Society produced interim guidance on the consequences of Mishcon de Reya.

Topics covered include:
• The implications of Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya and liability of buyers and sellers conveyancers
• Law Society Practice Guide on money laundering from September 2017
• Land Registry evidence of identity
• SRA Warning Card on bogus law firms
• Recent case law on mortgage fraud
• Seller’s solicitors liability to the purchaser in the light of the cases R Purrunsing v A’Court and P & P Properties v Owen White & Catlin & Anor
• Mortgage fraud and money laundering
• General guidance on cyber crime
• Conflicts of Interest
• Money Laundering Regulations 2017, the guidance on which is due by mid-2018
• The Law Society guidance on Mishcon de Reya

Key Issues Affecting Easements
Presented By Richard Snape

Easements continue to give rise to much litigation and present many traps for the unwary conveyancer. This course aims to point out some of the pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Topics covered include:
• Specific issues in relation to rights of light, rights of way, drainage, services and cables
• Land Registry requirements
• Intensification of use
• Implied easements and transfers of part
• Rights of support
• Car parking rights
• Vehicle access problems

Co-ownership and Gifts of Property
Presented By Stephen Desmond

This presentation examines the maze of pitfalls that need to be addressed when acting for more than one purchaser, receiving money from a third party or dealing with a transfer for nil consideration.

Topics covered include:
• Advising clients in the light of Jones v Kernott
• Risks that can arise after the client’s purchase has completed
• Third party contributions, including from the bank of Mum and Dad
• Defining the scope of your retainer
• The undue influence risk and the extent to which legal advice should be independent

Acting for High Risk (Non-Fraudulent) Conveyancing Clients
Presented By Stephen Desmond

Conveyancing transactions involving high-risk clients present additional challenges for the property lawyer.

This presentation focuses on two key challenges. The first is to identify when a client is more likely to pose a risk to you. The second is then taking steps to reduce those risks, when identified.

Topics covered include:
• Complex SDLT cases: the extent of your retainer
• Powers of attorney: You do not meet donor face-to-face - How do you check the power is genuine?
• Sales where registered proprietor is bankrupt: notices and restrictions
• Bankruptcy entries against borrower and further enquiries that may be made
• Right to Buy risks: Clarifying beneficial ownership, who can join in the purchase, covenants that apply in some rural areas

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