Residential Conveyancing Update 2019

Residential Conveyancing Update 2019


Posted on May 07, 2019 at 1:29 pm

Update for Conveyancers

Residential Conveyancing Seminar – Free to CNWLS Members 


Date: Monday 3rd June 2019
Venue: The University of Law, Christleton Hall, Pepper Street, Christleton, CH3 7AB
Speaker: Richard Snape
Registration: 5.00pm – 5.30 pm. Seminar: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

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
  • The new Code for Completion by Post
  • Law Society and Land Registry guidance on fraud and interim guidance in the light of Mishcon de Reya
  • Ground rent issues
  • Estate rent charge 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 1stOctober 2018


Richard Snape. Richard has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002.  He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors firms and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies.

His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

Book your place 

The seminar is free to attend for CNWLS members. Reserve your place by emailing: with the names of those attending and your firm details.

Non-members are also welcome. Places are £25 each for non-members, with payment to be made to:

Cheshire and North Wales Law Society
Bank Account:        79823513
Sort Code:              60-40-08
Reference:             Seminar 7 and your name


If you have any questions about the event, please contact Carol Draycott.


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