Residential Conveyancing Skills

Starting Price: £188.00

Price excludes VAT

Conveyancing work is demanding and carries a great amount of risk for practitioners in this area. Altior has, therefore, developed this course, specifically to examine the problems and pitfalls encountered in conveyancing.  The training aims to help you understand the techniques that can be used to carry out trouble-free conveyancing and identify and avoid issues that could potentially arise.

The course is designed to highlight the practical effect of transactions, changes to legislation, professional rules/obligations and Land Registry procedures on Residential Conveyancing.  It will also provide essential updates and examine the practical application of changes to relevant forms and documents.

It is, therefore, a highly practical course, that teaches you the processes to be used on a daily basis, within the office, so that you can deliver a professional and quality service to your clients.


The course is aimed at those that are just starting in conveyancing, and need some further procedural knowledge to help in practice, and those that are interested in conveyancing and want to test the water.

Key Benefits

  • Have a full appreciation of how best to work in, and understand, the operation of Residential Conveyancing
  • Enjoy a lively experience that includes trainer-led presentations, drafting documents, group discussions and team based activities
  • Benefit from a learning experience through small class numbers, allowing more personalised feedback and collaboration.
Locations and Dates

Live Online – 12 September 2024

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at junior lawyers and fee-earners who aim to improve their residential conveyancing skills.

This course is also popular with qualified solicitors who either want to brush up on existing skills or are moving into residential conveyancing as a new area of practice.

Format & Delivery
  • Knowledge
  • Legal Knowledge/Skills

Taught by an experienced practitioner, the course comprises of elements of trainer-led learning, practical exercises and group work.

Topics Covered
  • Preparation of the Contract: Standard Terms & Conditions and Typical Amendments
  • Looking at Searches: Pitfalls and Tips
  • Investigating Unregistered Title and Drafting the Transfer of Title
  • Dealing with Leasehold Property
  • Civil Handbook Part 2 Requirements
  • Completion Day Problems
  • How to Keep the Client Happy: Complaint Handing and Resolution
  • The Future and Conveyancing Updates: Money Laundering, etc.
Prior Knowledge

Whilst there are no formal knowledge or practice pre-requisites, delegates with some previous Residential Conveyancing experience, or at least some familiarity with the main elements of Residential Law and Practice, will derive the most benefit from the session.


Pre-Course Work  

There will be preparatory exercises to complete before the course.  These are important for you to undertake, as they will allow you to research the areas to be covered on the day, when you will be given opportunity to go through the answers and discuss any areas of concern.

Post-Course Work

 The post-coursework for this course is completion of a Personal Development Plan.

By completing this exercise, you will reflect on the knowledge acquired from attending this course, and plan and record ongoing learning and development needs; as required by the SRA continuing competence regime.

SRA Competences

A2     Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practise effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law

A4     Draw on a sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practise effectively

A5     Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B1     Obtain relevant facts

B2     Undertake legal research

B3     Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions

B7     Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions

C1     Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing

C2     Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients

C3     Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people

D1     Initiate, plan, prioritise and manage work activities and projects to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and to an appropriate standard, both in relation to their own work and work that they lead or supervise

D3     Apply good business practice.