The Liver Building

2020 Residential Property Conference


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 16th September, 2020

Time: 09:30 - 15:20

Areas of Law: Property

Competencies: B


Course Code: S4293


Kindly sponsored by

Landmark Information is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including environmental risk reports for property professionals. It works closely with clients to interpret risk and provide clear, concise guidance and solutions where risk is identified to ensure that not only are conveyancers meeting regulatory requirements but also that transactions progress smoothly.


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Welcome & introduction - Angela Hesketh

Driving change for the good of the consumer: lessons from the pandemic ~ Stephen Ward, Director of Strategy & External Relations, Council for Licensed Conveyancers  

This session will look at how the role of the conveyancer is changing and what we can expect over the next 10 years as much of the role becomes automated. It will cover:

  • Where the opportunities are for conveyancers in an automated future and what skills they will require
  • The impact on the home buying and selling process and on transparency
  • How regulators will need to adapt and what this may mean for what is regulated

Rent Charges and Estate Rent Charges and Leasehold Reform - Ian Quayle

  • The problems with rent charges and the provision of advice to residential clients
  • Leasehold Reform and the relaunch of commonhold
  • Recent relevant case law
  • Solar Panels

Comfort break

Mis-selling leasehold properties, escalating ground rents ~ Ian Quayle

  • The Leasehold Pledge
  • The Consumer Code for New Homes
  • Buying new builds tips and traps

Improving the home buying & selling process ~ Stuart Young, The Property Log Book

  • Update from 2019 on upfront information
  • Sector adoption and use of ‘property log books’
  • What PLBs could mean to a conveyancer and legal profession?
  • Digital Identity Trust Framework and assured identity
  • Linking a seller/buyer to a property to reduce friction & tackle property fraud

Comfort break - please mute mic / turn off camera, there is no need to log out of event

HMLR Business Strategy and digital transformation update ~ Jamie Winch, HM Land Registry

  • Delivering digital property data to the Liverpool City Region
  • Digital services update

The importance of including extra due diligence within your search pack ~ Anthony Rollason Regional Manager – Legal, Landmark Information Group

Landmark Information will present their views on how following Law Society practice notes and information gathered from the Property Information Form can be supported by data and assessments of their key areas: 

  • Due diligence with relation to the details provided on a TA6 form
  • Sharing knowledge & recommendations for conveyancers including environmental risks, flooding, planning as well as other relevant issues


Review of the effect of lockdown on conveyancers, the challenges we have faced, what have we learnt, how have we changed and what does the future hold? ~ Angela Hesketh, Jackson Lees

Summary & thanks - Angela Hesketh

Speaker Biographies

Angela Hesketh

Angela is Head of Property at Jackson Lees. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with over 20 years experience specialising primarily within residential conveyancing including sale, purchase, new build, equity release, remortgage, transfer of equity and auction. In the past Angela has appeared on The Politics Show, Grand Designs Live and Sky Channel Legal TV as a recognised expert in her field.

Anthony Rollason

Anthony is an experience legal industry professional. In a career spanning almost 20 years he has supported property lawyers in the conveyancing process across both legal reports and case management systems.  Anthony is a graduate of The University of Birmingham, where he has also lectured, as he did at both Coventry University and Wolverhampton University.

Ian Quayle

 Ian qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for 12 years specialising in property law matters generally including residential development work, commercial acquisitions and disposals. Since 1998 he worked in house and as a consultant for national house builders and national and international property developers advising on all aspects of property, landlord and tenant, transactional and management issues.

 Stephen Ward, Director of Strategy & External Relations, The Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Stephen leads on the CLC’s strategy development and delivery. Stephen has a background in the civil service and political campaigning as well as business strategy in the private sector. For several years Stephen was Director of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at the Law Society.

Jamie Winch

Jamie is a Stakeholder and Policy Manager on the Local Land Charges (LLC) Programme.  He works specifically on CON 29 and has been conducting research and feasibility testing with key industry stakeholders and developing the policy to support the passage of the Infrastructure Bill 2014 through parliamentary change process and the successful delivery of the LLC solution. Prior to working on Local Land Charges Jamie was Customer Team Leader for 40 firms of solicitors and conveyancers based at our Nottingham Office.  This team was heavily involved in the successful delivery of the e-DRS Prototype and signed up early adopters of the service. Jamie also spent two years on secondment at a number of Local Authorities working on large Register Development projects

Stuart Young

Stuart Young is the Founder of Etive with over 12 years in the proptech sector.  In 2007 launched Property Log Book (PLB) as a tool for the new build sector creating digital records against new build homes. Evolved into the social housing sector in 2011 using the PLB as a platform for home energy efficiency with Birmingham City Council, which was a part of their Green Deal for 65,000 homes. From 2011, worked on 3 Scottish Water projects using smart metering with GSM technology integrated into the PLB to track and monitor water and energy consumption in both private and social residential housing.  Since 2018, Etive has been working on further developing the PLB to help improve the home buying and selling process with the wider introduction of the PLB into conveyancing. From 2014 Etive has been working with a variety of Government departments and local authorities on an assured digital identity and a digital identity trust framework for the conveyancing market, based on Government standards, and linking a person to a property.


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