Aim and Objectives
This Property Transactions Masterclass is divided into three discrete sessions to enhance your understanding of key areas of practice. The first session is focused on the Fundamentals of Property Transactions, the second on Complex Property Transactions and the final and third session will focus on Commercial Property Transactions. This Masterclass is aimed at all practitioners acting in property transactions. Session one can be attended by those who wish to review the fundamentals of such transactions or those who have not previously practised in this area. Session two will allow for those with a good grounding to focus on more complex aspects. Session three is specifically tailored for those who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in respect of commercial property transactions. Each lecture is followed by a test your own knowledge quiz and an interactive workshop. Attendance at all three sessions will provide a complete immersion in the key aspects of conveyancing and landlord and tenant law.
Topics to be covered include
- Module 1 This module will cover fundamentals of property transactions such as investigation of title, contracts, planning, searches, requisitions, undertakings and conflict of interest but there will be a particular focus on drafting. More challenging aspects of fundamental property transactions will also be addressed such as ethical and regulatory issues, liability and risk, difficulties at completion, remedies, triggers for first registration and the funding aspects of buying, selling and leasing.
- Module 2 This module will focus on more complex property transactions with a particular emphasis on compulsory first registration, land registry rules and complex land registry dealings, for example, easements and transmissions. Guidance will also be offered on combating property fraud. Different schemes of development will also be addressed such as apartments and multi-unit developments along with related issues such as mapping. The final lecture and workshop will focus on tax issues in conveyancing and in particular the conveyancers’ obligations in relation to stamp duty, local property tax, household charge and NPPR.
- Module 3 This module will address commercial property transactions. It will deal with commercial lending and the corporate borrower. Property issues in insolvency, examinership and liquidation will be explored along with NAMA and related topics such as powers, execution, disclaimer and repudiation. Another tax session forms part of this programme with a particular focus on the obligations relating to VAT, CGT and CAT. Lastly commercial leases will be addressed with an examination of key issues such as rent review, alienation and repair. There will be guidance offered as to how to negotiate and handle disputes and the programme will touch upon the landlord and tenant reform proposals.
Our lecturers are distinguished legal experts and provide legal services and advice to all sectors of industry both nationally and internationally. Their significant experience will be shared through the interactive manner in which all lectures and workshops will be delivered.
Even as a non-conveyancing solicitor, I found this course to be hugely interesting and beneficial to my practice. The lecturers were respected and experienced practitioners who ensured the lectures were informative, engaging and practical. The course materials and method of delivery, in particular the use of iPads, provided an invaluable and easily accessible resource. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Property Transactions Masterclass to colleagues.
HOW TO BOOK
* Applicable to Law Society Finuas Skillnet members