LAW2020 Online: Residential Property

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David Keighley and Peta Dollar

CPD Hours: 6


David Keighley and Peta Dollar present LAW2020 Online: Residential Property this November which will update you on topics for Solicitors in practice without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you.

This event is live from 11 November - 11 December 2020 and includes:

  • High quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded videos and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – a live 1-hour Q&A session with our speakers. “Shape The Debate” is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day Residential Conveyancing issues
  • LAW2020 Online: Residential Property online exhibition will open in November – you can gain additional hours of CPD, including a choice of webinar from our Distance Learning catalogue worth £35 +VAT.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, David Keighley will be unavailable for the Shape the Debate Q&A live stream, so Lorraine Richardson will be filling in to answer questions relating to David's topics. Lorraine is an experienced property solicitor and trainer who is a popular conference and CPD speaker.

Residential Property 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

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We have trialled the format at previous online conferences, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:

"The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class" - General Advisor

"I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all legal practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next." - Solicitor in practice

"The world of law is in constant flux and the speakers update on recent developments will be extremely helpful going forward (as they ever are!)" - Solicitor/Director

"I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again" - Partner

"A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person." - Associate Solicitor