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Managing risk in property transactions

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The SRA has warned that conveyancing fraud ‘can see people lose their life savings’. It has warned that firms should make sure  their clients are aware of the risks.

This webinar will identify where the risks lie, and provide practical strategies to combat this growing area of risk, protecting both clients and the firm from costly and time consuming disputes as well as reputational damage.

This webinar will outline:

Internal risks

  • checking employment histories
  • right to work and practising certificates
  • maintaining client ledgers
  • checking breaches of the solicitors accounts rules
  • money laundering regulations and suspicious activity reports 
  • mortgage fraud

External risk

  • identity fraud - the latest
  • how to prevent Friday afternoon fraud
  • email security
  • practical steps to take on completion day
  • Land registry and Law Society advice
  • practical steps to take to prevent fraud
  • notifying breaches

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Benefits of Membership*

Property Section renewals

The Property Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Fraud
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Conveyancing
  • Planning
  • Phishing and Cyber Security
  • Bogus Firms
  • Renewable Energy
  • Rent Deposits
  • Buy-to-Let
  • Mortgage Credit Directive
  • Vulnerable Clients
  • Consumer Protection Regulations
  • Requisitions
  • Income Tax Relief
  • Reserved Funds
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Right to Buy
  • Searches
  • Capital Allowances
  • Stamp Duty
  • Land Tax

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Webinars, a Conference, Workshops, Seminars, Magazines, E-newsletters and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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