LAW2021 Online: Residential Property (Autumn)

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Peta Dollar and David Keighley

CPD Hours: 6


Launched in September 2021 and now available as fully recorded content, our expert speakers present LAW2021 Online: Residential Property (Autumn) updating you on topics for Solicitors in practice without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you.

This event features a combination of live and pre-recorded content, providing up to 6 hours of CPD and is sponsored by

Enjoy your event for half price!

In partnership with our lead sponsor LEAP, the practice management software provider, we are able to offer you an exclusive discount of £75 plus vat off the usual price of £149 plus vat for this event.


Simply book this event and then confirm that you would like to participate in a demonstration of LEAP to discover the benefits of their software. Having completed your demonstration, you will then be reimbursed for half of your booking fee.

Demonstration bookings can be made via our LEAP request form which can be found here. Simply complete the form and we will be in touch. To be eligible for this offer, you will need to be a partner in an IT decision maker or partner in a legal practice and not already a LEAP customer.

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The course includes:

  • A high quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded video and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – a Live 1-hour 'Shape the Debate' Q&A session with our speakers that will take place on 6th October at 1pm. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the recorded content and general day to day Residential Conveyancing issues. Register and pre-submit a question using the link in the 'Related Links' section.
  • LAW2021 Online: Residential Property exhibition – visit this and you can gain an additional hour of CPD, via a webinar of choice from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT and also book your LEAP appointment.

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Residential Property Topics covered by this course:-

1. Residential Property Practice Update

Presented by David Keighley, Solicitor, Author & Trainer

A review of current issues impacting on Residential Property transactions. The precise content of this session will depend on developments prior to the event but will look at recent case law and practice issues and will examine the implications for residential conveyancing practitioners.

Issues covered may include:

  • Land Registry Practice
  • Updated AML guidance
  • Service Charges
  • Enfranchisement
  • Miscellaneous Practice Points

2. Shared Ownership: the new Model Lease

Presented by David Keighley, Solicitor, Author & Trainer

Following a Consultation process in 2020 a revised Model Lease has been introduced for use in the grant of new Shared Ownership Leases. The changes introduced to the model lease are significant.

Some of the new measures being introduced in addition to the lease also impact on existing shared ownership properties.

This webinar will consider the new provisions relating to:

  • Lease term
  • Initial share
  • Staircasing
  • Repairs & Maintenance
  • Resale process
  • Extension of existing leases

3. Easements & Restrictive Covenants - an Update

Presented by Peta Dollar, LL.B (Hons), Non-Practicing Solicitor, Freelance lecturer, trainer and writer

There have been a number of important cases recently relating to rights of way, rights of light and restrictive covenants.

This session will highlight some of the trickiest areas whilst drawing lessons from the cases, including:

  • Rights of way – can you use them for after-acquired land? Can you park on a right of way? Can you install gates? Can a right of way be moved unilaterally? What happens if the use of the land using the right of way changes?
  • Rights of light – when will an injunction be granted, stopping interference with rights of light?
  • Restrictive covenants – who has to consent to works? Do they have to act reasonably? What should you do if a neighbour wants you to release your covenant? When will the Lands Tribunal modify a covenant?
  • Lessons from the cases, including Alexander Devine, Re Tate, Gore v Naheed, Churston v Haddock, Taurusbuild v McQue, Poste Hotels v Cousins

4. Overage

Presented by Peta Dollar, LL.B (Hons), Non-Practicing Solicitor, Freelance lecturer, trainer and writer

There are many pitfalls for those acting for sellers when attempting to draft and approve overage provisions.

This session will cover the main pitfalls, including:

  • Trigger events – issues with planning permission, commencement of development, completion of development, sale, etc.
  • How to calculate the overage payment – problems with the formula, valuation issues
  • Securing the overage payments – which is the best method to use?
  • Tips and traps – especially where overage is tied to sale of the last unit to be sold
  • Lessons from the cases, including Fishbourne v Stephens, Loxleigh v Dartford BC, Yoo Design Services

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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