When Conveyancing Goes Wrong

March 7th


When Conveyancing Goes Wrong, and Other Property Nightmares

March 7th

2 - 5pm

Speaker: Andrew Upton

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£135+VAT (Member price)

3hrs CPD

For most people, buying a home is the most important (and expensive) transaction that they will undertake in their lives. For some, buying a property is an investment designed to make life more comfortable in the years ahead. In either case, when something goes wrong, the fallout from that will be expensive, time-consuming, and emotive. It is important to know the various options open to clients who find themselves in those situations, and to be able to guide them through those.

This seminar will focus, firstly, on the different types of residential property dispute that arise, including:

  • Breach of missives
  • Boundary disputes
  • Access disputes
  • and will consider the merits of different forms of dispute resolution in relation to those.

    The seminar will then turn to the buy-to-let market, and the changes in the past six months to the private rented sector, including:

  • The move from Assured Tenancies to Private Residential Tenancies
  • The transfer of civil jurisdiction to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland (Housing and Property Chamber)
  • Common letting disputes
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Andrew Upton is an Associate at Harper Macleod LLP. He advises clients across both public and private sectors in relation to all litigious matters. His experience incorporates litigation at Sheriff Court and Court of Session level, principally contractual and property disputes, as well as actions at both the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. Andrew regularly represents clients in the Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland (including Commercial Actions) and has developed a substantial practice at the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. Andrew has developed a substantial and varied practice in relation to Property Disputes and the Private Rented Sector. Andrew regularly delivers training sessions across Scotland on associated topics. Andrew is a member of the Property Litigation Association.