Residential Leases – Some possibly tricky issues


Advising on the sale or purchase of a Leasehold property can be significantly more complex than dealing with a freehold transaction.  This video will look at the underlying issues relating to the construction of and registration of leases, case law involving specific covenants and key matters relating to Shared Ownership. Topics covered will include:-

  • Prescribed Clauses
  • Key clauses in Shared Ownership Leases
  • Selected Covenants
  • Service Charges
  • Defective Leases

Learning Objectives

After this session, viewers should have an understanding of key issues relating to Residential Leasehold conveyancing including:

  • Effect of incorrect or incomplete Prescribed Clauses
  • Key clauses in Shared Ownership Leases
  • Selected Covenant issues
  • Service Charge Liabilities
  • Correction of defective Leases



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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