PROPERTY MATTERS - Join us for a full day of training as we bring our CPD conference to Leeds on the 1st May!

Following the success of our first Property Matters event in London last November, we'd like to invite you to Leeds on the 1st May for a day of networking, training and live debate!

Start Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

Start Time: 09:00

End Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

End Time: 16:00

Location: The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ

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With a host of keynote speakers delivering a roundup of 'Property Matters,' we aim to bring your practice up to speed with issues affecting the industry. We'll cover Leasehold Reform, SDLT, GDPR, updates from HM Land Registry, and a host of other topics that can have an affect of your business. There are 5 CPD hours on offer and the event will satisfy A2 of the SRA competence statement.


DATE: Tuesday 1st May 2018

TIME: 9.15am - 4.00pm 


VENUE: The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ


Get involved and kick start your summer training programme through a mix of informative seminars and thought provoking Q and A Sessions.


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Our agenda is detailed below or you can 'Meet the Speakers' here



Jamie Winch, HM Land Registry

HM Land Registry Update


In this session, we'll update you on HM Land Registry's operational position including:

  • General update - Facts and figures from the HM Land Registry
  • Local Land Charges update - An update on how HM Land Registry is building the foundations for a national Local Land Charges (LLC) service. The aim of the new service is to focus on reducing search turnaround times and reducing the cost of searches. Will include interact demonstrations of the new digital register.
  • Requisitions and how to avoid them - Practical advice from Land Registry on how to avoid delays to your applications caused by requisition




Mark Chick, Partner at Bishop and Sewell LLP

Leasehold Update – the Government Consultation and Scope for further Reform


An update on the current developments in residential leasehold, including the government’s White Paper as it affects leasehold property and the proposed scope for reform following the recent government consultation on ‘Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market.’





John Feaster, Schofield Sweeney

SDLT Update

This session will look:

  • SDLT rates and mixed use property
  • MDR and overpayment relief claims
  • First time buyer relief
  • Devolution of SDLT
  • Partnerships 



Rebecca Stopford, The Legal Director

Why does the GDPR apply to law firms?

Every firm is a ‘data controller’ and every firm obviously holds and processes the personal data of not only clients, but also partners and staff.

The GDPR will apply to how firms treat this personal data internally, as part of the conveyancing transaction and beyond when it is added to your CRM for cross selling and marketing.

The GDPR should be on the agenda for action by your firm’s senior management team. Have they started to recognise this significant compliance issue which requires careful attention and resources?  Action is needed now to avoid falling foul of the regulations and the embarrassment of not knowing the law.




With thanks to our sponsors:

 - Visit Groundsure in Demonstration Room 1 at 11.50am


 - Visit Future Climate Info in Demonstration Room 2 at 12.10pm!

 - Put your questions to CLS who will be joining PSG Financial Services on their stand!


- Visit Lawyer Checker in Demonstration Room 2 at 11.50am!


- Visit Terrafirma in Demonstration Room 1 at 12.10pm!


*Topics are subject to change



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