LAW2021 Online: Residential Property (Spring)

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Richard Snape and Lorraine Richardson

CPD Hours: 6


Our expert speakers present LAW2021 Online: Residential Property (Spring) which will update 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.

The course includes:

  • A high quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded video and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – a recording of the Live 1-hour Shape the Debate Q&A session with our speakers that took place in April. This is your opportunity to hear our experts answering attendee questions on both the pre-recorded content and general day to day Residential Conveyancing issues
  • LAW2021 Online: Residential Property online exhibition – you can gain an additional hour of CPD, via a webinar of choice from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT.

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Residential Property education sessions include:-

1. HMLR and Electronic Signatures

Presented by Lorraine Richardson

In 2020 HMLR announced that it would accept deeds signed using the Mercury signature method and witnessed electronic signatures

This session will include:

  • What is a Mercury signature?
  • What is a witnessed electronic signature?
  • HMLR’s requirements
  • Practical issues for conveyancers

2. Topical Issues in Residential Conveyancing

Presented by Lorraine Richardson

Conveyancers have faced many challenges in the last 12 months and it can be difficult to keep up with the changes, so this session will cover some of the latest changes to impact on conveyancers and will include:

  • HMLR covid changes – where are we now?
  • Notices to complete – key pitfalls to avoid
  • AML guidance
  • SRA risk outlook
  • Law Society – guidance on tax advice
  • SDLT non-resident surcharge

3. Leasehold Dwellings Update

Presented by Richard Snape

Leasehold conveyancing continues to cause problems and is a very rapidly developing area. The course aims to look at some of the problems and their solutions.

Topics covered include:

  • The latest on ground rents
  • Problems with leasehold extensions
  • Recent case law on service charges
  • Latest on the removal of cladding and the EWS1 certificate
  • Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation
  • The validity of S.21 notices after the Court of Appeal case Trecarrell v Rouncefield (2020)

4. Planning Law for Conveyancers

Presented by Richard Snape

Planning law is currently undergoing many changes and a knowledge is essential for the conveyancing profession.

Topics covered include:

  • Planning permission and enforcement periods
  • Breach of planning conditions
  • Pre-commencement conditions which may render planning permission void
  • Listed buildings – what to do
  • Specific problem areas
  • Planning Permission in Wales
  • Community Infrastructure Levy and its effect on the purchaser

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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