LA1803: Residential Property


The Met Hotel, Leeds


£129.00 + VAT


Date: 18 September 2018
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
CPD Hours: 6.0
Lunch Included: Yes

This course is sponsored by:

Four Tricky Areas In Conveyancing
Presented By Richard Snape

The course aims to look at five very topical and dangerous areas for the conveyancer, highlight the problems and suggest the solutions.

Topics covered include:-
• Over-calculating SDLT on additional dwellings
• Ground rent issues including mortgage company requirements
• Problems with lease extensions
• Problems enforcing positive covenants, especially issues in relation to estate rent charges

Lenders’ Handbook and Conveyancers’ Duties
Presented By Stephen Desmond

The Handbook sets out the lenders’ title and enquiry requirements, but its numerous clauses are loaded with potential pitfalls for the busy conveyancer.

This presentation adopts a practical approach to dealing with key problems faced by conveyancers when representing both borrower and lender.

Matters covered include -
• Purchase price: Discrepancies and money from a third party
• Back-to-sales and sub-sales: what are the risks?
• Planning and Building Regulations infringements: the risk of enforcement
• Restrictive covenants: reasonable enquiries to be made about a breach
• Buildings insurance: especially with regards to apartment blocks
• Bankruptcy entries: you must be satisfied they do not relate to the borrower
• Lender requesting borrower’s file: can you refuse to release it?

Update on Pre-Contract Searches (Including the Revised Con29 Forms)
Presented By Stephen Desmond

The most recent revision to the Con29 form has resulted in new and modified pre-contract search questions for conveyancers to consider.

This presentation will outline some key issues that arise when advising a client on any adverse result from the local search.

Topics covered will include:
• Cases on liability for inaccurate replies, old planning condition & short period of ownership
• The purpose of the new enquiries concerning listed buildings
• New questions about recorded public rights of way and legal orders associated with such rights
• Key elements of the Sustainable Urban Drainage System
• Community Infrastructure Levy: the charge, liability, statutory notices and enforcement measures
• Prescribed information about maps and statements, deposited in connection with town and village greens

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