Land law and Conveyancing Advanced

Through studying this course the learner will understand:

  • The differences between the fee simple and the term of years absolute
  • The difference between freehold, leasehold and commonhold estates
  • The difference between legal estates and interests and equitable estates and interests
  • The reforms of the 1925 property legislation and the effect of the Land Registration Act 2002
  • The differences between registered land and unregistered land
  • The system of land registration, the types of estates capable of registration and the classes of title that can be registered at HM Land Registry
  • A possessory title and how it can arise
  • How a loan can be secured by way of Mortgage/Charge, when a Lenders’ Power of Sale arises and when it can be exercised
  • How third-party rights can be safeguarded in a registered land transaction
  • How third-party rights can be safeguarded in an unregistered land transaction
  • The importance of the Land Registry Act 2002
  • The effect of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989
  • The ways in which property can be held in co-ownership in law and in equity
  • The nature of a restrictive covenant and an easement and how they can arise
  • The procedural steps in both a registered and an unregistered Conveyancing transaction:
  1. prior to exchange of contracts
  2. on exchange of contracts
  3. from exchange of contracts to completion
  4. on completion
  5. post-completion
  • The differences between all the pre-contract and the post-contract Searches and enquiries that might be raised on behalf of a Purchaser and/or a Mortgagee
  • How to assist a Client with the sale of their property

Coursework: Achievement test and written assignment