2017 Guide to Problems with Property Contracts

3 CPD Hours = £54

Competency/Learning Objective - Legal knowledge and skills

Property contracts can be tricky to get right. Does the contract contain all the relevant terms? Was it preceded by something which might invalidate it? Has it been properly executed? Can proprietary estoppel or a constructive trust save the day?

This course looks at some of the problems which can arise, and considers rights, remedies and practical steps which should be considered in relation to the following:

  • mistake

  • misrepresentations in preliminary enquiries

  • non-reliance clauses

  • contract races

  • the formalities for a binding contract and how to protect the contract

  • deposits

  • late completion and failure to complete

  • development agreements
  • VAT

Course dated: January 2017

About the Author:

Richard Quenby was called to the Bar in 1985, specialising in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work. Subsequently, he spent more than 6 years as the Principal Professional Support Lawyer in the Real Estate Division of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, worked as a Professional Support Lawyer at DWF LLP and is now a Supervisory Lawyer at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Richard has also worked as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is a co-author of "Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments", published by Bloomsbury Publishing and a member of the Consultant Editorial Board of LexisPSL. He is also the author of a number of other courses for LegalTraining. Richard can be found on LinkedIn here.

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