In this course find out about flat and apartment leases and the current issues that surround them
Leasehold conveyancing presents a greater level of risk for conveyancers because there are a number of issues that will always be outside the personal control of individual leaseholders.
Experienced property lecturer Stephen Desmond will provide viewers with an in-depth look at flat and apartment leases from a practitioner’s perspective and will offer practical guidance which will be invaluable for practitioners who currently advise clients in this area of conveyancing practice or who would like to do so in the future.
The key focus of this two-part presentation is on the implications of recent developments in this complex area of law and practice.
Part 1 will consider the following topics:
• What to look out for when acting for a client purchasing an apartment off-plan
• Developments in the law relating to fire safety in tower blocks
• Onerous ground rents, concerns about possession proceedings for rent arrears in respect of assured tenancies
• Lessee Alterations: Absolute alterations covenants and mutual enforcement obligations: can/should landlord give consent under the former? Were the alterations structural?
• Are AirBnB lets compatible with the terms of the lease? Buy to let landlords and the terms of the lease
Part 2 will consider the following topics:
• Shared ownership leases: model leases, right of pre-emption, intended for owner-occupiers
• Possession proceedings: the pitfalls of leaving a flat unoccupied
• Assigning an existing lease – Notices and retentions, arrears of ground rent or service charge
• What the 2019 Conveyancing Protocol has to say about leasehold transactions: the lease, service charges, contract bundle, leasehold tenure, advising the buyer
• Licence to Assign Where Block Managed
by a Right to Manage Company
• Recent decisions on Lease Extensions
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