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Categories:
Real Estate & Property Law
CPD Points:
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Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a practical overview of the role of planning permission and building regulations checks during the conveyancing process, in particular from the point of view of the prospective purchaser and mortgagee. The context in which planning permission and building regulations obligations arise is discussed in detail, as well as the approach which solicitors should take to ascertain previous compliance with these requirements. The steps to take in the event that non-compliance is discovered are also described.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how to check for planning permission and building regulation compliance during the conveyancing process;
  • Know the circumstances in which the duty to apply for planning permission and comply with building regulations arises;
  • Be aware of important exemptions from the planning permission and building regulation regime;
  • Understand the steps to take should a breach of planning permission or building regulations be discovered.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990;
  • Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987;
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995;
  • Building Act 1984;
  • Cottingham v Attey Bower & Jones (a firm) [2000] All ER (D) 435.

In this podcast, Gemma Etchells, a solicitor in private practice, outlines the key considerations in relation to planning permission and building regulations which should be addressed by solicitors acting for prospective purchasers and mortgagees. There is a discussion of when these requirements apply, what the demand of home-owners are and what steps prospective purchasers and mortgagees can take to find out whether vendors have complied. In addition, the podcast provides suggestions about courses of action to take in the event of any irregularities being uncovered.

Podcast Added: 15/12/2008

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