Rentcharges: how dangerous can they be?


Rentcharges often go uncollected so when buying a property subject to a Rentcharge reaching for an Indemnity Policy folder or “taking a view” may have become a habit. This video will cover why continuing to do so may not be all that you need to do, why you need to look again at the remedies available to Rent Charge Owners and why you need to consider amending the rentcharge clauses used on newbuild developments.

Learning Objectives

After this session viewers should have an understanding of some of the practical aspects affecting property subject to a Rentcharge including:

  • The continuing importance of Rent Charges and the potential means of enforcement
  • The specific issues which may affect newbuild homes
  • The options available to protect lenders & clients
  • The means of redeeming a Rentcharge



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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