Landmark webinars will help support lawyers manage risk in property transactions

Landmark, the land, property and environmental data specialists, has a series of webinars that are designed to help property solicitors manage risk relating to residential and commercial property transactions.

In total, the webinar series will include the following focuses and are designed to support lawyers with their Solicitors Regulation Authority ‘Continuing Competence’ training requirements:

  • Managing flood risk in property transactions
  • Which residential report? The right report for the right transaction
  • Planning risks in residential conveyancing
  • Mining and subsidence – risk, response and remedies
  • Highways and utilities reports: their use in commercial transactions
  • Which commercial report? The right report for the right transaction

The webinars are designed to provide practical, hands-on guidance and advice to property lawyers relating to reducing risk in property transactions.  The webinars cover a range of issues, from managing flood risk, understanding planning risks through to researching ground stability risks and more. Property lawyers are welcome to register for as many of our free webinars as possible, all of which can be included as part of their annual Continuing Compliance declaration to the SRA.”

Webinars & Registration:

Thursday 7th June @ Midday
Mining & Subsidence – Risk, Response and Remedies

Programme content:

  • What is – and isn’t – subsidence.
  • Liabilities and the approach of lenders and insurers.
  • Risk assessment measures, and what to do if a risk is discovered.
  • Steps that can be taken to reduce those risks.
  • Subsidence risk search report information.
  • Case studies.

Tuesday 3rd July @ Midday
Highways and Utilities reports: Their use in commercial transactions.

Programme content:

  • Designed for Commercial or residential transactions.
  • Enquiries in line with the requirements of the leading Property Law firms.
  • Provides the answers to questions required by the LPSLG and APSL groups who represent the Top 100 Law firms.
  • Identifies the location and type of road works along with which utility is responsible.
  • Includes: Local authority data, Highways Agency data, Ordnance Survey data.

Tuesday 4th September @ Midday 
Which Commercial Report? The right report for the right transaction.

Programme content:

  • Why we do searches – Law Society compliance.
  • Breakdown the content of the reports – What data & information is included within environmental, flood and other risk reports?
  • Which reports to select and when.
  • Matching the right commercial reports for the right transaction.

Tuesday 2nd October @ Midday
Managing Flood Risk in Property Transactions.

Programme Content:

  • The nature of flood risk – the scale and why it matters to clients.
  • The main types of flooding compliance, guidance and the Law Society Flood Risk Practice Note.
  • The potential impact on a transaction.
  • Current status of insurance –including the Flood Re scheme.
  • Flood resistance and resilience.
  • Flood data and reports.

Tuesday 6th November @ Midday
Which Residential Report? The right report for the right transaction.

Programme content:

  • Why we do searches – Law Society compliance, avoiding traps and ‘nasty surprises’.
  • Breakdown the content of the reports – What data & information is included within environmental, flood and other risk reports?
  • Which reports to select and when.
  • Matching the right reports for the right transaction.

Tuesday 11th December @ Midday
Which Residential Report? The right report for the right transaction.

Programme content:

  • Understanding planning issues in residential/commercial transactions.
  • Planning policy and legislation.
  • Planning information available – applications, land use designations.
  • How Landmark planning reports can provide practical information to help you and your clients.
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