Problems with Co-ownership

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Course Overview

Co-ownership is on the rise in the UK and is an issue which is becoming increasingly problematic for property practitioners; nowadays it is all too easy for the client to claim negligence on the part of the conveyancer, particularly if their relationship later breaks down. 

This course, delivered by experienced lecturer Hannah Mackinlay, explains the provisions relating to co-ownership and the difficulties that can arise if joint owners fail to pay sufficient attention when they buy.

This course will offer guidance on what you should advise clients who are thinking of co-ownership, how to record their wishes and most importantly, how to protect yourself against negligence claims.

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with what co-ownership is, joint tenancies, severance and tenants in common
    • The issues relating to unmarried couples and the problems which can arise on separation
    • Have considered the Law Society’s Practice Guide
    • Understand the ruling in Stack v Dowden and Jones v Kernott and appreciate what this means for you
    • Feel confident when advising clients in any given situation
    • Be able to recognise potential negligence claims and know how to avoid them
    • Be aware of the recent cases against solicitors
    • Understand the court’s powers to vary interests and have be able to determine whether clients appreciate this
    • Be familiar with the Land Registry forms and process

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing practitioners




About Instructor - Richard Quenby

Richard was called to the Bar in 1985. For the next thirteen years he practised at the Chancery Bar in Manchester, where he specialised in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work.

Richard now works as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the co-author of Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments, published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinar

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