Property Law uk

Maintained by Gary Webber


Co-owned property for Conveyancers

Co-ownership is on the increase with partners, friends, parents and children buying together. This course considers the issues faced by residential conveyancers when acting in the purchase or sale of property for unmarried couples. Topics covered include:
  • Extent of the duty of care
  • Rights to install plant and equipment
  • Drafting the declaration of trust
  • Business partnership property issues
  • Buyers beware: the undisclosed trust
  • Sellers Beware: the acquisition of an interest
  • Disputes – basic principles
Suitable for residential property practitioners

3 hours CPD

Course leader: Peter Reekie

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Tel: 0207 7487 4662



Moving on from Stack v Dowden

What happens when an unmarried couple who have bought a property together split up? What exactly are their rights?
  • Express declarations of trust
  • The basic principles of Stack v Dowden - the leading case in this area of the law
  • Sole and joint legal ownership
  • Establishing a different share
  • Intention and fairness
  • Key post Stack cases - Jones v Kernott - change in circumstances
  • "Equitable accounting"
  • Orders for sale
  • Settling these cases
Trainer: Gary Webber

Level: Basic / intermediate

CPD: 2 hours

To mediate a co-ownership dispute click here.