Conveyancing practice continues to evolve with new developments forcing the change of pace.
The impact of the New Homes Quality Code, current matters being considered by residential lenders, the introduction of the Register of Overseas Entities and the new deal for tenants are just some of the topics that our panel of expert speakers will be covering in our new online Conveyancing Conference chaired by Ann Stewart of Shepherd & Wedderburn.
The conference will also include a presentation from Professor Roddy Paisley on what you can establish as an ancillary right and Stephanie Brown, the Head of Product at Registers of Scotland, on RoS’ digital strategy.
*All bookings received ahead of publication of the full conference programme on 15th August can take advantage of our Early Bird rate of £160 + VAT for members and £200 + VAT for non-members. To obtain this discount simply add the code SCOT25 during checkout when you book online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 225 6700.
what are the practical changes required by the New Homes Quality Code?
what is the Registers of Scotland approach to digital services?
what are some of the key matters currently being considered by lenders?
what are the changes in the law relating to private residential letting?
how will the new Register of Overseas Entities affect conveyancing practice?
what should you consider before submitting your application for a plans report?
We look forward to welcoming you to this comprehensive online conference.
What’s being covered?
What can you establish as an ancillary right?
The author of ‘Rights Ancillary to Servitudes’ will consider the legitimate content of ancillary rights, functional subordination and repugnancy with ownership.
Professor Roddy Paisley, University of Aberdeen
Buying a new build home – missives, titles and the New Homes Quality Code
Housebuilders are required to register for the New Homes Quality Code by the end of 2022. This will increase customer protections and require developer, customers and lawyers to look again at the process of buying a new build home. This session will examine the practical changes required by the code by covering the main points raised by solicitors when dealing with new build homes including information required from developers, timescales for completion, quality guarantees such as NHBC Buildmark and how to complain if things go wrong.
Andrew Todd, Springfield Properties
The Registers of Scotland approach to digital services
This session will address new ways of working with the Register of Deeds (BCS); enhancements to Register Land and Property; and what to expect in this final quarter of 2022 and beyond into 2023.
Stephanie Brown, Registers of Scotland
Residential mortgage lending – some current matters being considered by lenders
Some of the most important issues currently being considered by mortgage lenders will be discussed. Climate Change/Energy Performance Legislation/Certification – Nationwide’s (and likely other lenders also) views on how this is likely to impact consumers going forward given the legislative changes being introduced to encourage home owners to improve their homes. Cladding – there will also be a brief update on the Scottish position – Pilot scheme in place and how remediation of buildings ‘at risk’ are likely to be tackled by the Scottish Government.
Stewart McKenzie, Nationwide
Private residential letting update
This talk will consider changes in the law relating to private residential letting both permanent and Short Term Lets. It will cover consideration of: the Covid (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill 2022 (which might be an Act by date of delivery); analysis of the changes made (or likely to be made by this Bill); the implementation of the Short Term Letting regulations as all local authorities will have been required to establish a short terms lets licensing scheme by 1 October 2022; and the New Deal for Tenants consultation which closed on 15 April. We will cover a mixture of current legislation, future legislation and likely future changes in legislation following implementation of Scottish Government policy on housing.
Adèle Nicol, Anderson Strathern
Ordering a Plans Report and getting it right first time
The presentation will cover what you should consider before submitting your application for a plans report. This will include identifying the correct deeds, different types of property, the use of ScotLIS and new deed plans.
Derek Hand, First Scottish
How will the new Register of Overseas Entities affect you?
The recently launched Register of Overseas Entities will impact on all conveyancing transactions involving overseas organisations, whether they are the buyer, seller, landlord, tenant or borrower. The ability to register your client’s title could be affected. This practice-focussed session will equip you with the essential information you will need to know in these situations.