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This seminar also covers 6 hours under the SRA Continuing Competence Scheme
(Satisfying Competency Statement Section: B – Technical Legal Practice)

Course materials, Refreshments and Complimentary lunch (Asian hot buffet) will be provided

Lecture is aimed at: Property professionals and fee earners involved in both contentious and noncontentious property work

Event Details:

Venue: BPP University, 68-70 Red Lion Street, WC1R 4NY.(Nearest Tube: Holborn)
Date: Saturday 29th September 2018
Time: 09.30 – 17.15
Registration: 09.00 – 09.30
Course fee: £89.00

Conveyancing continues to undergo major changes and the course will aim to look at the most important changes and their effect on the conveyancer. In particular, ground rents are a cause for major concern and the Court of Appeal’s decision in Mishcon de Reya is of extreme importance.

Topics covered include:

• Court of Appeal decision in Mishcon de Reya and its consequences
• New SRA and Law Society guidance on Money Laundering 2018
• Law Society and Land Registry guidance on fraud and interim guidance in the light of Mishcon de Reya
• Ground rent issues
• Estate rentcharge issues in particular when reporting to lender
• Leasehold enfranchisement issues
• Japanese knotweed case law and its implications
• VAT on searches
• Responses to enquiries including compliance with the Protocol
• Stamp Duty Land Tax and additional dwellings including changes made by the Finance Act 2018
• First time buyer relief
• Houses in multiple occupation including changes coming into force on 1st October 2018
• Land Registry update
• Recent case law on easements and covenants




Richard has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002. He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors firms and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

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