Property Litigation CPD – Overview
Property Litigation refers to the law in relation to property disputes which can concern residential or commercial property. Examples of property litigation include disputes over consent to sublet a property, property access or rights of way, recovery of land or property from unlawful squatters, commercial rent and service charge recovery, and lease surrender negotiations.
As a Property Litigation practitioner, you need to stay abreast of recent legislative changes to offer an effective service to your clients. Undertaking the most relevant property litigation CPD courses is the best way to achieve this.
CPD in Property Litigation – Course Information
Adverse Possession - A Practical Guide – Seminar – CPD hours 5
Adverse possession is a complex aspect of property litigation in which part of a present owner’s right or ownership is established upon several assumptive factors that may or may not be contested. The purpose of adverse possession was to prevent the heirs of previous owners from suddenly appearing and laying claim to property or land.
The Land Registration Act 2002 brought drastic changes to adverse possession laws in the UK. It is crucial that if you are a practitioner working in the area of property litigation, that you update yourself to the new laws.
This seminar acts as a reference-guide to this complex area of law and urges you to provide the best possible current advice to your clients in the area of adverse possession and makes sure that they fully appreciate what is necessary to prove adverse possession.
Various scenarios are considered when discussing adverse possession such as when the land in question is unregistered or where the land is registered and the squatter can prove adverse possession over a period of 12 years before 13/10/2003, and when they cannot.
The Property Litigation CPD seminar examines whether the Land Registration Act 2002 has nearly wiped out the possibility of using adverse possession, as a method of obtaining title and how one can resist a claim to adverse possession as well as Land Registry rules and requirements.
The course also looks at the class of title one can expect to be registered with and the tactical considerations for claimants and defendants in addition to the necessary statutory declarations. The seminar deals with the issues of property litigation using practical case studies.
Boundary Issues - An Update – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
Boundary issues in residential and commercial conveyancing, has seen many problems identified or cleared up by the recent case law. This webinar takes a close look at that case law and instructs on how to deal with the various problems encountered in practice.
Using case law examples it covers the main principles applied to boundary disputes and adverse possession such as Acco Properties v Severn (2011) and Zarb v Parry (2011). It considers whether informal boundary agreements actually work and discusses case law with reference to the identification of legal boundaries using Drake v Fripp (2011).
This very informative update webinar explores the issue of how to deal with Land Registry determined boundary applications and discusses the warning in Bradford v James (2008) as well as the practical methods of solving boundary problems.
Business Lease Renewal in 2012 – Seminar – CPD hours 3
This seminar is aimed at the transactional property lawyer and examines:
• how to negotiate the terms of a new lease
• compensation issues arising from the LTA 1954 Act and the LTA 1927, and
• the powers of the Court in relation to granting a new lease
The seminar focuses of the main areas where lease renewal issues occur and the necessary steps to take when acting on behalf of a tenant wanting to renew, such as when to serve the Form 26 Notice. Practitioners acting on behalf of landlords seeking possession under Ground B for persistent rent payment delays will be guided on the required steps. Landlords seeking possession under Ground F demolition and reconstruction requires specific items included in the Section 25 Notice and practitioners should be aware of this as well as excluded works.
CPD Training Choices – Property Litigation
There are a number of CPD training options to suit property litigation practitioners with different work schedules. It is important to get the most from CPD training and not just earn enough hours to satisfy your minimum requirements as you need to stay current and effective in your professional capacity as a lawyer, whichever fields you choose to specialise in. Choosing the best training providers in the UK is a crucial step towards securing the top training courses.