Education sessions include:-

1. Section 106 Agreements & Community Infrastructure Levy presented by David Keighley

Local Search results increasingly refer to a Community Infrastructure Levy. This session will consider issues surrounding CIL including:

  • What is CIL & what is it used for?
  • How it interacts with Section 106 obligations
  • How it is calculated
  • What property is impacted?
  • Exemptions & Reliefs
  • Who is liable to pay & when
  • Relevant Case Law

Aims & objectives:

  • An understanding of the law & practice relating to Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Appreciating how to apply this to your own practice & knowing how this may impact your clients

2. Topical Residential Property issues presented by David Keighley

This session is designed to provide practical guidance on topical practice issues impacting residential property including:

  • Law Society practice guide on fraud
  • Updated guidance on the TA6
  • Land Registry revised practice on electronic signatures
  • The Law Commission report on leasehold
  • VAT on disbursements
  • Service charge apportionment (Williams v Vista 2020)
  • Service charge and insurance (Brickfield v Georgiades 2020)

Aims & objectives:

  • An understanding of the latest case law & practice developments affecting residential conveyancing
  • Appreciating how to apply these developments to your own practice & knowing how these developments may impact your clients

3. Residential Tenants’ Rights of First Refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 presented by Peta Dollar

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (as amended) is complex, badly drafted and hard to understand, yet the consequences of failure to comply can be catastrophic. In this session, Peta Dollar, an acknowledged expert on the subject, will look at some of the trickiest issues, including:

  • What is a building? Problems with mixed use properties, terraces, developments, bare land and rooftop developments.
  • What is a flat? Recent case-law has considered this.
  • Which landlords are caught by the Act? Which tenants have the benefit of the Act?
  • What transactions are caught by the Act?
  • How can a landlord avoid having to comply with the Act?
  • Tips and traps for sellers, buyers, developers and mortgagees.

Aims & objectives:

  • To be able to advise clients, whether landlords, tenants, sellers, buyers, developers or mortgagees, on the effect of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (as amended)
  • To understand where the tricky areas lie and avoid them, where possible

4. Building Flats on Top of Existing Building presented by Peta Dollar

The Government is encouraging developers and building owners to build flats on top of existing buildings, both blocks of flats and commercial buildings. Indeed, there is a new permitted development right in relation to this type of development, which has become very popular. But are you aware of the additional legal issues that may affect your clients who wish to carry out such developments?

This session will cover the following important issues:

  • Rights of light enjoyed by nearby buildings
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Rights of existing tenants (including extent of tenant demise, breach of quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant)
  • Overage - when selling a building that has the potential for roof top development, don’t forget to reserve overage for your client - what are the issues to consider?
  • Issues with collective enfranchisement and rights to manage
  • Insurance issues
  • Service charge issues
  • Lessons from recent cases

Aims & objectives:

  • To be able to advise clients on the main issues to consider when carrying out rooftop development
  • To understand where the tricky areas lie and how to deal with them

Speakers stacked

Peta Dollar

Peta Dollar, LL.B (Hons) is a non-practising solicitor, freelance lecturer, trainer and writer

Peta has over 25 years’ experience of practising property law. She was a Real Estate Partner at Dentons for 17 years and is now a full-time freelance lecturer, trainer and writer, providing training on behalf of organisations as well as in-house training for law firms and local law societies. Peta is a member of the Consultation Board of Practical Law Company and the Editorial Board of Landlord and Tenant Review and is a Site Editor of the Property Law website at She is the co-author of two books on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and writes five sections of Isurv (the information resource of the RICS).

David Keighley

David Keighley was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. Until his retirement from full time practice he was a partner in and Head of Residential property at a Legal 500 firm. Having done so part time whilst in practice, he now uses his extensive experience and understanding of practical conveyancing to cut through the academic niceties and make things relevant for the busy practitioner. He is a contributing editor to the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook.

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