A Conveyancing Law Update with Richard Snape in partnership with LEAP - Spring 2024

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A 4-hour recording of our half-day masterclass packed full of insights from one of the profession's most in-demand educators, Richard Snape. Sponsored by LEAP.

Richard will cover the latest case law developments and statutory changes. This session will equip busy practitioners with an overview of the key developments in the fast-moving area. There will be plenty of time for questions, interaction and discussion in which Richard will answer your questions.

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is the most significant piece of property legislation in a generation. In addition the Building Safety Act continues to cause major problems. This session will cover developments in:

  • Changes to the Fire Safety Order 2005
  • Building Safety Act 2022 and registration of higher-risk buildings
  • Building Safety Act 2022 and Leaseholder protections
  • Building Safety Act 2022 changes to leasehold extensions
  • Mortgage Company requirements
  • Recent case law
  • The Renters (Reform) Bill and the abolition of assured shorthold tenancies
  • Ground Rent Issues including case law on solicitors liability
  • Law Society guidance on climate change

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: changes to lease extensions, ground rents, service charges, estate charges, rentcharges and leasehold houses.

Who this is for:

This masterclass is perfect for practitioners including solicitors, licensed conveyancers and paralegals who are seeking to update their knowledge of conveyancing, or who are considering returning to this area of law following a career break.

Level of expertise:

Delegates should have a working understanding of Conveyancing matters.

Learning outcomes:

After this session attendees will have 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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