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

16/04/2024 8:30 am
Stephen Desmond,
The Engineer’s House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3NB


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

Additional presentations by:

James Warren
James is the Managing Director of Off Mains Solutions, a specialist off mains drainage company operating UK wide. He has been in the drainage industry for 25 years.

James provides external CPD training to instructing clients and other industry specialists such as building surveyors, conveyancers, land managers and estate agents.

Robert Kelly
As the Commercial Business Manager for Stewart Title, Robert will lead a discussion and answer questions on how Stewart Title can help conveyancers and their clients deal with Title problems.

Standard Ticket: £45
Bristol Law Membership: £35
X-Press Clients: £25

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