Hot Topics in Residential Freehold Conveyancing, including Rentcharges and Planning Reform with Stephen Desmond

04/06/2024 8:00 am
Stephen Desmond
The Council Chambers, Staffordshire Business Hub, Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, WV8 1PX

3 hours CPD
Level: Update/Intermediate


As a busy conveyancer, you need to keep up to date with changes in practice as well as changes in the law. So, this presentation is designed to provide you with a vital overview on a range of current matters that you otherwise might not have time to read about.

A key part of this seminar will be its focus on the practical implications of developments in the field of residential conveyancing.

As this area of the law is rapidly evolving, the content is liable to change (eg, as and when the government announces new leasehold reform measures).

Key topics covered by this course will include:

  • Progress on reforms to planning enforcement, CIL and rentcharges
  • Vendor Fraud and inadequate AML Checks carried out by solicitor
  • SDLT update, including non-residential purchases, multiple dwelling relief claims
  • The amended questions in the latest edition of form TA6 on Japanese knotweed, and the latest RICS guidance
  • Selective updates to Land Registry Practice Guides
  • New builds: The New Homes Ombudsman, the future for the Consumer Code
  • Recent cases on practical aspects of conveyancing including:
  • Rights of way, prescriptive easements, the widest possible grant?
  • Restrictive covenants: pre-1926 conveyance, restriction on number of dwellinghouses, power to discharge absolute covenant?
  • New Homes: stakeholder contracts and buyer-funded development
  • Beneficial interests: undue influence and unwritten trust declarations
  • Reporting to clients on title: how far does the solicitor’s duty extend?
  • Recent ruling on duty of disclosure at auction
  • Adverse possession: ambiguous statutory declarations

£20.00 per delegate

Get in touch with Keith via the link below to make your booking