Conveyancing Update

Tuesday 18 June 2019

1345 – 1645hrs

Holiday Inn, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9PG


Richard Snape is a consultant with Davitt Jones Bould. He is a renowned speaker on all aspects of Real Estate Law and he lectures nationwide to a wide audience including local law societies, solicitors firms, local authorities and government departments.  As a specialist speaker to property lawyers and property professionals, Richard has a reputation for delivering practical advice in an entertaining and engaging way. 


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 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 which came into force on 1st October 2018