Commercial Property Update & The Party Wall Act – Free Training Seminar in Chelmsford

COURSE PROVIDERS: Ruth Haynes & Richard Snape


Ruth Haynes will cover the following:

  • A brief history of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
  • What is a party wall? A party fence? And a party structure?
  • Notifications – what a notice contains and timescales
  • Addresses, owners, references to the ‘act’
  • Section 1, Section 3 (Section 2), Section 6
  • Rights and responsibilities – how the ‘act’ bypasses normal common property and trespass law
  • The Award and appointment of surveyors
  • What does an award contain? (access, quality, programme, descriptions)
  • Damages and compensation

Ruth Haynes is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Party Wall Surveyor. She started her career with Buro Happold, and then Martin Stockley Associates, before creating her own Engineering Consultancy 12 years ago (Build Collective).  Ruth has recently left this role and is working for EKMcQuade in central London, concentrating on a more limited range of engineering services, including training.

Ruth developed an interest in the Party Wall Act some time ago when she felt that a client was badly advised with respect to the Act.

Commercial Property has undergone major changes within the last two years.  In particular, the last year has seen some very important case law and regulatory changes.  This part of the training seminar, presented by Richard Snape, aims to look at these changes.

Topics covered include:

  • Recent commercial lease case law including break clauses, dilapidations and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • The effect of the case of Riverside Park v NHS
  • Legionnaires’ Disease Reports
  • Flood Risk Insurance changes in 2016
  • Recent Village Green case law
  • Changes to Planning Permission
  • Community Infrastructure Levy – the latest
  • Leasehold minimum energy performance standard as of 2018
  • Housing & Planning Act 2016 and its effect on development land
  • The Electronic Communications Code 2017

Richard Snape has been the Head of Professional Support at Davitt Jones Bould since 2002.  He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in law and Head of Land Law at the University of West of England, Bristol.  He speaks at numerous courses for law societies all over the country, various public courses, in-house seminars within solicitors firms, and has also talked extensively to local authorities and central government bodies.  His areas of specialism include both commercial and residential property, in particular in relation to local government law, conveyancing issues, development land, commercial property and incumbrances in relation to land.

  • Date: 01/02/2018
  • Location: Essex Barn at Channels, Pratts Farm Lane, Little Waltham Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT

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