Residential Property Law and Conveyancing Update 2019

The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club
Stretford M16 0PX
United Kingdom

Date: Monday 25 Mar 2019

Time: 09:30 - 17:00

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KEY SUBJECTS

  • LEASE EXTENSION: SMOOTHING THE PROCESS
  • ACTING FOR ELDERLY AND/OR VULNERABLE CLIENTS
  • TOPICAL PROPERTY ISSUES AND CASELAW UPDATE
  • ADDITIONAL ENQUIRIES AND HOW TO RESPOND TO THEM
  • BUYING PROPERTY: RESOLVING TRICKY LAND ISSUES
  • LAND REGISTRY UPDATE

SPEAKERS

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

David Keighley, Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

Richard Snape, Consultant, Davitt Jones Bould

Mike Westcott-Rudd, HM Land Registry Board Legal Adviser

PROGRAMME

9.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

LEASE EXTENSION: SMOOTHING THE PROCESS

The statutory right to extend a lease contains traps for the unwary and inexperienced. This session will offer practical tips for avoiding such traps and smoothing the process for both client and property professional:

  • Getting to grips with the timetable
  • The position of PRs: Villarosa v Ryan
  • Plans and premiums – dealing with different interests
  • Assigning the benefit of the notice and the registration gap
  • Changing lease terms – can it be done?

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

ACTING FOR ELDERLY AND/OR VULNERABLE CLIENTS

Acting for the elderly and/or vulnerable may give rise to issues not encountered daily. It is the responsibility of all practioners to be satisfied that their client has the mental capacity to give instructions and understands the nature of a transaction. Taking instructions from a third party can also be fraught with danger. This session will consider:

  • Who is your client?
  • Mental Capacity & undue Influence
  • Equity Release
  • Court of Protection
  • Attorneys

David Keighley, Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

TOPICAL PROPERTY ISSUES AND CASELAW UPDATE

Keeping up to speed with topical issues, changing practice and/or the impact of caselaw is just one of the challenges facing a busy practitioner.  This session aims to provide guidance to selected important matters. Detailed content will reflect topical issues but could include:

  • Identity, Fraud and conveyancing – Where are we now?
  • Service Charges; recent developments
  • Easements; new means of creation, new classes and abandonment.
  • Undue Influence
  • Leases
  • Overage
  • Practice Points

David Keighley, Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

ADDITIONAL ENQUIRIES AND HOW TO RESPOND TO THEM

Raising and responding to enquiries continues to cause conveyancing problems.  Also the Law Society Practice Guide on consumer protection as it relates to conveyancing is of major significance. Topics covered will include:

  • Misrepresentation and enquiries
  • How to respond to enquiries
  • The effect of First Tower v CDS (2018) on enquiries
  • The Protocol
  • Japanese Knotweed enquiries after the case of Williams v Network Rail (2018)
  • Fraud enquiries
  • The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2014
  • Other standard and additional enquiries

Richard Snape, Consultant, Davitt Jones Bould

BUYING PROPERTY: RESOLVING TRICKY LAND ISSUES

Buying freehold or leasehold land can throw up issues which may impact on your client’s intended use of the land. This session will look at some of these problems – how to spot them, avoid them and deal with them:

  • Rights crossing the land: unexpected rights, unused rights and altering rights
  • Restrictive covenants: is all lost without indemnity insurance?
  • Extensions and rights of light
  • Lease user clauses – what do they mean; must the landlord agree to a change?
  • Ground rents, saleability and government proposals

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, Non-Practising Solicitor, Legal Lecturer and Trainer

LAND REGISTRY UPDATE

  • Update on where HMLR is in terms of the Business Strategy.
  • How we are supporting making conveyancing simpler, faster and cheaper
  • Comprehensive registration
  • Local Land Charges

Mike Westcott-Rudd, HM Land Registry Board Legal Adviser

5.00 pm CLOSE OF PROCEEDINGS    

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Residential Property Law and Conveyancing Update 2019

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