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Exam Crash Course Session – Freehold Real Estate

9 January @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am




Understand the fundamentals of this area of the blackletter law in this Exam Crash Course Session. This is your chance to make sure that you fully grasp this part of the SQE syllabus and have the confidence to answer SQE1-style MCQs on this topic.  Use this Session to tick off this topic before the exam, so you are ready to smash any MCQ that comes your way.

 Core knowledge areas of freehold real estate law and practice
o Investigation of a registered and unregistered freehold title:
 Key elements and structure of freehold property transactions
 Process of analysing Land Registry official copy entries
 Process of analysing an epitome of title and deducing
 Issues that could arise from an investigation of title and
further action required
 Purpose and process of reporting to the client
o Pre-contract searches and enquiries:
 Range and purpose of making searches and raising enquiries
 Who would make the searches and raise enquiries
o Results of searches and enquiries
o Law Society Conveyancing Protocol
o Finance:
 Sources of finance for a property transaction
 Types of mortgage
o Acting for a lender:
 Lender’s requirements
 Purpose of a certificate of title
o Preparation for and exchange of contracts:
 Key conditions contained in the:
 Standard Conditions of Sale
 Standard Commercial Property Conditions
 Purpose of, and matters covered by, special conditions
 Methods of holding a deposit:
 Stakeholder
 Agent
 Insurance and risk
 Basics of VAT in a contract
 Timing for issuing certificate of title to a lender
 The practice, method and authority to exchange
 Consequences of exchange
o Pre-completion:
 Form of transfer deed and formalities for execution
 Pre-completion searches
 Pre-completion steps
o Completion and post-completion:
 Methods and effect of completion
 Post-completion steps.
o Remedies for delayed completion:
 Common law damages
 Contractual compensation
 Notice to complete
 Rescission

We will start by going over and discussing the SQE1 syllabus for this topic, and what you actually need to know for the exam.

Then we will go over the underlying blackletter law rules, covering what is necessary to answer any SQE1 MCQs. You can ask any questions you like on this topic throughout the Session.

We will then finish by tackling an SQE1-style MCQ based on what we have covered in this Session. This will allow you to confirm and strengthen your understanding of the law we have covered in the Session and develop your MCQ-answering technique, which is critical to passing the exam.

Give yourself the best chance of smashing the SQE. Tick off this part of the SQE1 syllabus and join us!

If you buy an Exam Crash Course Pass, you will get access to the slides and recording for this Session. The link to the Pass can be found on our Box Office homepage or the SQE LIVE page on the Devil’s Advocate website.


9 January
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Devil’s Advocate