Title Insurance Getting the Cover Without Keeping the Risk Yourself

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Course Overview

Despite the fact that over recent years residential and commercial property practitioners have become increasingly aware of the need to manage title risk on behalf of clients, lenders and the practice itself, many conveyancers obtain title or covenant insurance as a matter of routine.

Whether this is in response to title, easement or covenant problems, the issue is that the conveyancer may be taking the risk, not the insurer, which begs the question, is title insurance a panacea or a negligence time-bomb?

During this one hour webinar, experienced property lecturer Hannah Mackinlay will consider the following questions:

  • When is a broker not a broker?  Are you the broker?
  • What does title insurance really cover - does the client realise this?
  • When should you never suggest insurance cover for problems?
  • Who should get the cover - buyer or seller?
  • The new kids in town - HOPP, SCIP - should you jump in?

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand your SRA regulated requirements for issuing cover
    • Be aware of the new legislative controls on insurers preventing them from denying claims
    • Know what you need to tell the client and what you need to tell the insurer
    • Feel confident when advising clients regarding title insurance  

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing practitioners




About Instructor - Hannah Mackinlay

Hannah Mackinlay qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has worked at a senior level for major firms such as Pinsents and Shoosmiths, and also local authorities. As well as acting for major landowners, local authorities, development agencies, national house builders, banks, building societies and PLCs, she has also dealt with the rank and file high street commercial leases and small developer. In 1995 she obtained a Masters Degree in Environmental Law and for a while specialised in the area of contaminated land issues and Waste Management. She was a member of the National Council of the UK Environmental Law Association. Since 2003 she has focussed on CPD training to the profession and has lectured widely on the subject of residential and commercial property, property development, overage, and Stamp Duty Land Tax and recently set up www.propertylaw.guru  as a resource centre for conveyancers.

Course Curriculum

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