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Residential property law update 2017 (15 June 2017)

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Inclusive to Property Section members, this webinar concentrates on changes over the past year. Practical and relevant for any members doing day-to-day residential conveyancing work.

This webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to keep up to date with all the key changes relating to residential property. The session will cover the most recent developments in law and practice, including:

• Oral agreements to sell land

• The lease / licence distinction

• Professional negligence and fraud update

• Immigration Act 2016

• Returning the deposit where the buyer fails to complete

• Possession during the registration gap

• Airbnb lettings

• The new Welsh land transaction tax

• Building schemes

• Pre-contract enquiries and misrepresentation

• Land Registry developments including the latest on local land charges

• Latest Law Society guidance

• Recent case law relevant to residential conveyancing


Speaker: Russell Hewitson, associate professor at Northumbria Law School, Northumbria University

Russell has over 30 years’ experience of conveyancing and property law. He is a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing and Land Law Committee and currently chairs the Searches Working Group. He writes for publication and lectures extensively on conveyancing and property related matters. He is author of Conveyancing Searches and Enquiries (Jordans) and the Licensing Law Handbook (The Law Society).


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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.

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