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Protect Yourself in Risky Conveyancing Transactions

Data Law Limited


£90 inc VAT
Or £30.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • - Understand what type of clients and transactions can pose a higher-risk to you and how to protect yourself accordingly
  • - Be familiar with the lessons to be learned from real-life scenarios and the latest professional guidance
  • - Feel more confident when advising high-risk clients

What is the target audience?

  • Conveyancing practitioners


Conveyancing transactions involving high-risk clients present additional challenges for the property lawyer. During this course, experienced lecturer Stephen Desmond will focus on two key challenges facing property practitioners; How to identify when a client is more likely to pose a risk to you and what steps should you take in order to reduce these risks?

In addition, this course will also consider the following topics:

• The rise of vendor property fraud and consequent changes to the Conveyancing Protocol (2019)

• SDLT: Disposition where client wants to claim relief from the 15% rate for purchases of high-value residential properties

• Powers of attorney: When you do not meet the donor face-to-face - Is the power satisfactory?

• Vulnerable clients who might be acting under the undue influence of another person

• Purchases where there are no express rights of access to the property

• Right to Buy purchases: need for declaration of trust?

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