Contracts, Deposits: Post Exchange and Completion Problems

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Speaker(s): David Keighley
CPD Time: 1.5 hours
Duration: 1 hour
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A Contract for the sale & purchase of land may appear to be a straightforward document but there are a number of underlying statutory, case law and/or practical matters arising at all stages of a transaction on which all practioners should feel confident to advise. This video will look at the main topics including:-

  • Contract formation
  • Contracts not signed by all parties
  • The implications of holding a deposit “to order”
  • Post exchange & completion matters

Learning Objectives

After this session viewers should have an understanding of selected issues relating to contracts for & the completion of conveyancing transactions including:

  • Formalities of a Land transaction Contract
  • Impact of Deposits “Held to Order”
  • Effect of insolvency, death or mental incapacity
  • Dealing with Completion day problems



David Keighley was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. Until his retirement from full time practice in September 2016 David was a partner in and Head of Residential property at Herrington Carmichael a Legal 500 Practice. Having done so part time whilst in practice, he now uses his extensive experience to offer practical guidance in lectures at property law conferences, seminars, webinars, training courses and related events. The feedback received from delegates attending his lectures courses has been exceptional including the comment “The best speaker I have ever heard”. He is a contributing author for the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook, was the co-author of an online training course for the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), and has written for publications including the Law Society’s Property in Practice Magazine and the Solicitors Journal.

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