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MCQ Session: Freehold Real Estate

10 December 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm




A live MCQ Session where we go over together unseen SQE1-style MCQs on the processes involved in a sale of freehold property. You will have a go at each MCQ, and then we will go over it together, discussing what the best answer is and the underlying blackletter law rule.

For the recording and slides to this Session, please buy an MCQ Pass.

We will be covering the following parts of the SQE1 assessment specification:

  • Core knowledge areas of freehold real estate law and practice
    • 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 ownership
      • Issues that could arise from an investigation of title and further action required
      • Purpose and process of reporting to the client
  • Pre-contract searches and enquiries:
    • Range and purpose of making searches and raising enquiries
    • Who would make the searches and raise enquiries
  • Results of searches and enquiries
  • Law Society Conveyancing Protocol
  • Finance:
    • Sources of finance for a property transaction
    • Types of mortgage
  • Acting for a lender:
    • Lender’s requirements
    • Purpose of a certificate of title
  • 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
  • Pre-completion:
    • Form of transfer deed and formalities for execution
    • Pre-completion searches
    • Pre-completion steps
  • Completion and post-completion:
  • Methods and effect of completion
  • Post-completion steps.
  • Remedies for delayed completion:
  • Common law damages
  • Contractual compensation
  • Notice to complete
  • Rescission


10 December 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Devil’s Advocate