Conveyancing Law Update 2020 – Richard Snape (Stockport)

Venue: Robinsons Brewery, Visitors Centre, Apsley Street, Stockport, SK1 1JJ
Time: 08:45-13:00
Speaker: Richard Snape

Organised by X-Press Greater Manchester & Cheshire

Conveyancing continues to undergo major changes and the course will aim to look at the most important changes and their effect on the conveyancer. In particular, ground rents are a cause for major concern and estate rentcharges are causing major problems.  Topics covered include:

  • The new code for Completion by Post and the aftermath of the Dreamvar case
  • The latest on ground rents
  • Estate rentcharges and mortgage implications
  • Septic tank charges as of 1 January 2020
  • Recent developments in relation to SDLT and Land Transaction Tax
  • Recent case law on service charges
  • Japanese Knotweed enquires
  • The new conveyancing protocol 2019
  • Recent cases on easements and adverse possession


Richard has been the Head of Professional  Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002.  He speaks at numerous courses for law  societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors firms and has also talked extensively to local
authorities and central government bodies. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.


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