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Introduction

You may act for large companies developing land or simply act for domestic residential clients with a big back garden that they want to develop. In either case whilst the law and practice of conveyancing remains the same there are many aspects of this area of conveyancing that have a different perspective with many pitfalls for the unwary.

In this webinar, we will highlight a selected collection of important points and potential pitfalls.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022- leasehold reforms proposed and the danger of escalating ground rents
  • Claims arising when the property market takes a downward swing resulting in defaulting buyers
  • When is a deed not a deed?
  • Developer’s consent required under restrictive covenants
  • Have all necessary easements been granted?
  • The Building Regulations etc (Amendment) (England) (No 2) Regulations 2021- includes electric vehicle charging points
  • The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme and Help to Build Scheme
  • How will the UK residential property developer tax work?
  • Proposals for cost of cladding remedial work - who pays?
  • What is meant by planning permission for ‘development of the property’
  • Penalty for a solicitor failing to advise as to a risky venture that was worthless unless the entire development was completed
  • Housing dispute resolution proposals affecting developers - a new Housing Ombudsman
  • The Consumer Code for Homebuilders - important aspects for developers including reservation deposits, completion dates, essential contract clauses, training and marketing, dispute resolution and compensation
  • Home Equity Loans including the eligibility for borrowers and an overview of the essential steps
  • Land Registry assistance for development sites- problems caused when layout changes take place, acceptability of plans
  • CIL or s.106? briefly explaining section 106 legal agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • An overview of overage - comparison with option agreements and conditional contracts - Retirement Villages Developments Ltd v Punch Partnerships (PTL) Ltd
  • The New Homes Quality Board and its Code of Practice following on from The Consumer Code for Homebuilders
  • The Building Safety Act 2022 - responsibilities on developers for safety

This webinar was recorded on 12th September 2022

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