Planning and Building Regulation Risks for Conveyancers
Delivered by solicitor and professional lecturer Stephen Desmond, this course has been developed specifically for conveyancers. Rather than examining the statutory instruments and technical requirements of planning and building regulations, this course will instead focus on the key areas which are likely to pose a challenge to conveyancing practitioners and will offer guidance on how such challenges can be overcome in practice.
The following topics will also be reviewed:
· Listed building risks
· Conservation areas and consent
· Planning, inc. Notices
· Enforcement action & Time limits
o Planning Enforcement Notice
o Breach of Condition Notice
· Building Regulation Issues
o Regularisation Certificates
o Completion Certificates
o Building Control Enforcement
o Dangerous Structures
Consideration will also be given to the different issues which can arise depending on whether a property is in England or Wales.
Stephen Desmond has been delivering training for over 15 years during which time he has delivered more than 1,800 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors.
Stephen is a contributing editor to Butterworths Property Law Service, published by Lexis Nexis, writing on the complex law relating to long and short leases. He writes for the Solicitors Group on the subject of commercial property. He has run a university-accredited distance-learning course for aspiring paralegals in the subject of residential conveyancing.
A former practicing Solicitor with several years post-qualification experience, Stephen has represented many business and private clients, including property investors and local authorities.
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