Flooding poses a major threat to the British property market.
In addition to the physical damage which flooding can cause, if a property is at risk of flooding homeowners may also find it difficult to obtain a mortgage, secure sufficient insurance or sell their property.
While solicitors are unable to advise clients regarding flood risks or interpret technical flood reports, it is essential that solicitors are well informed regarding the issue of flooding and are familiar with the Law Society’s updated Practice Note on Flood Risk, published on 18th December 2014.
Delivered by experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond, this course will consider the implications of the Practice Note and, in particular, the extent to which it clarifies the duties of a conveyancer acting for buyer or lender to investigate the risk of flooding from a variety of sources.
On completion of the course you will:
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