Conveyancers’ Duties to Lenders: Key Issues Raised by the Lenders’ Handbook

Conveyancers’ Duties to Lenders: Key Issues Raised by the Lenders’ Handbook
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The Handbook sets out the lenders’ title and enquiry requirements, but its numerous clauses are loaded with potential pitfalls for the unwary practitioner.

This recording adopts a practical approach to dealing with key problems faced by conveyancers when representing both borrower and lender.

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Learning objectives:

  • Planning and Building Regulations infringements
  • Restrictive covenants: reasonable enquiries to be made about a breach
  • Leasehold flats: title defects and ground rents
  • Bankruptcy entries: you must be satisfied they do not relate to the borrower
  • New builds: NHBC cover & the limitations of architect's certificates
  • Lender requesting borrower’s file: can you refuse to release it?
  • Insights from key cases


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Stephen Desmond

Legal Author and Solicitor • Desmond Training

Since 2004, Stephen Desmond has delivered more than 1,900 CPD events to lawyers from a variety of backgrounds, with a particular focus on flat and apartment leases and practical solutions. Delegates at these events have included practitioners from a variety of size of firms, ranging from sole practitioners to City Solicitors.

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