The Liver Building

Conveyancing Update 2019


Speaker: Richard Snape

Date: Wednesday 23rd January, 2019

Time: 09:30 - 12:45

Areas of Law: Property

Competencies: B Technical Legal Knowledge

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4167


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
  • 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

Speaker Biographies

Richard Snape has worked as a Consultant and Professional Support Lawyer for Davitt Jones Bould Solicitors since 2002.  He was formerly a senior lecturer in law at the University of West of England, Bristol, and was head of Land Law.  He has written various articles for the legal press.  His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, domestic conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.


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