Title Defects Arising in Conveyancing Transactions

How to handle conveyancing cases involving title defects

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Course Overview

While you might sometimes rely on indemnity insurance policies in conveyancing matters, you still need to address title defects encountered in conveyancing transactions. These defects might be caused by missing or incomplete deeds, poor drafting or errors on the Land Register.

During this course, experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond will consider how to successfully manage common title-defect risks and possible ways to address those risks, so that the title can be considered good and marketable. 

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 1 CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • o Feel confident when dealing with cases where there is no right of way, the relevant deed is lost or the right of way is defective
  • o Be aware of key recent changes to Land Registry Practice Guides
  • o Be more confident in dealing with building works in breach of covenant, whether pre-existing or proposed
  • o Understand some of the key considerations for determining whether to seek a non-standard (bespoke) title indemnity policy
  • o Know what to consider with adverse possession claims where there is an objection, where there is more than one squatter, and where the land has not been fully enclosed

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for practitioners of all levels including paralegals, fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors



About Instructor - Stephen Desmond

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.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    10 Page
  • Title Defects Notes
    16 Page