Avoiding Negligence & Client Reporting in Real Estate Transactions
Cases on professional negligence seem to be becoming more and more common - do you know what to do to avoid being negligent and the pitfalls that may exist?
Different clients often want different things from their property acquisition. The commercial drivers of an owner occupier may well be very different to an investor or developer. How should you alter your due diligence when acting for different types of client and what needs to be highlighted in your report to the client?
Presented by experienced lawyer Peta Dollar, with more than 25 years' experience in property transactions, this practical course will ensure that you avoid the pitfalls that may lead to a negligence claim and satisfy or exceed your clients’ expectations.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- Owner occupier priorities and concerns
- Investor priorities and concerns
- Developer priorities and concerns
- Avoiding negligence - specific issues including:
- Fraudsters and negligence - where are we post-Dreamvar? The updated Code for Completion by Post- does that solve all problems for the buyer’s lawyer? What about the seller’s advisers - how should they protect themselves?
- Surveyors’ negligence in relation to valuation
- Reliance on Counsel
- Excluding specialist areas of advice, including tax
- Dealing with the other side's mistakes
- Responsibility for experienced clients
- Position of unrepresented third parties
- Pro bono advice - can you still be liable if you are not getting paid?
- Negligence where the client is fraudulent
- Tips and traps from the cases
Please let us know if you wish to be notified when new dates are added for this programme