The course is composed of five 60-minute webinars and explains the key issues commonly encountered in residential leasehold transactions whether acting for the seller or buyer.
It can be used as a course to develop some of the themes in residential conveyancing for support staff or as a standalone course but, is also suitable for any conveyancing practitioners engaging in leasehold transactions.
Webinar 1: An introduction to Residential Leasehold Conveyancing
- Course Aims
- The difference between freehold and leasehold ownership
- The differences in the conveyancing process
- Resources and how to use them
Webinar 2: Transactional Issues
- Acting for the seller – preparing the contract bundle, dealing with TA forms, landlord’s enquiries, service charge accounts and other documentation.
- Acting for the buyer – due diligence, advising on the lease, dealing with TA forms and landlord enquiries
- Contractual provisions in leasehold transactions
Webinar 3: The Residential Lease in Detail
- Prescribed Clauses
- Lease Plans
- Key Clauses in Residential Lease
Webinar 4: Management Issues and Residential Leases
- Dealing with service charges, management regulations and administration charges.
- Defective Leases and how to deal with them
- Dealing with high rise flats and fire safety issues
- Lenders and leasehold transactions
Webinar 5: Avoiding Negligence in Residential Leasehold Transactions
In the last webinar of the series the course will examine how to avoid negligence claims and client complaints.
It will explore what can go wrong in leasehold transactions, problem clauses in residential leases, and procedural problems.
Using case law and examples the webinar should enable practitioners to be aware of what can go wrong and to avoid common traps and pitfalls.