Conveyancing Law Update with Richard Snape

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This masterclass is aimed at property professionals and fee earners involved in both contentious and non-contentious property work. Conveyancing continues to undergo major changes. This session will provide a review of current issues in Residential Conveyancing Practice, such as:-

  • Estate rentcharges
  • The External Wall System (EWS) certificates in relation to cladding
  • First Homes and the new Model Shared Ownership Lease
  • The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022
  • Competition and Markets Authority investigation of ground rents
  • The Fire Safety Act 2021
  • Building Safety Act 2022
  • EWS1 Certificates including the latest 2022 Government guidance and RICS guidance and cladding
  • Solicitor’s undertakings after the Supreme Court case of Harcus Sinclair v Your Lawyers (2021)
  • Planning permission changes
  • Recent case law on leases, service charge, restrictive covenants.

Have a question? No problem! Please email and we will arrange this with Richard Snape for you.

Learning objectives:

An increased knowledge of the subject matter. Delegates will have an update on current issues, case law and statutory provisions and be able to apply the knowledge gained in the better provision of a service to the client.


Your CPD Certificate can be found in your Account.

Richard Snape

Head of Legal Training • Davitt Jones Bould

Richard has been the Head of Legal Training at Davitt Jones Bould (DJB) since 2002. He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors’ firms and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies. His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

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