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Property Law Fundamentals

Property Law Fundamentals

Date & TimeWednesday 07 October 2020 & 14 Oct. 10.30am–12pm,
21 Oct. 10.30am–12.30pm
Format Webinar
Price

Member

$580.00

Non-Member

$700.00

CPD Units 8
  • Professional Skills
  • Substantive Law
Venue Online, Digital Delivery View Map

Exclusive LIV Member Early Bird Price:
Book online by 23 September and receive 20% off the standard member price*

Facilitated by Dr Vanessa Johnston, the Property Law Fundamentals workshop explores key legal concepts, issues, and processes behind sale of land and commercial leasing transactions, and gives you opportunities to put your new learning into practice.

The practical, digital program includes a combination of videos that you watch in your own time and workshops that run over three days and that allow you to collaboratively discuss and work through practical exercises.

Whether you have been practising in this area for a while or are keen to upskill, this program has you covered. 

Further details below.

Program Overview

  • Property Law Fundamentals Day 1 - Wednesday 07 Oct
    • Module 1: Fundamentals of Leasing

      Key Topics

      1. Legal & Regulatory Fundamentals

      • Legal concepts relating to land: Distinguishing between land and personal property
      • Applicable legislative framework for land in Victoria, including the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic), the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic)

      2. Leasing land in Victoria

      • Fundamentals for leasing land in Victoria: Legal concepts and key legislation, including the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic), the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) and the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic)
      • Introduction to key transaction documents: Agreement for Lease, Lease, Deeds of Sublease, Transfer, and Renewal
      • Retail and commercial leasing: consequences of leasing under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)
      • Issues and drafting strategies for landlords and tenants: Security deposits and guarantees, repair and maintenance obligations, breach, termination, and rent review

      Learning Outcomes

      • Understand key concepts and Victorian legislation
      • Develop practical skills with key documents in commercial leasing from the perspective of Landlord and Tenant

      Engagement & Exercises

      Pre-Work (complete before workshop):

      • Recorded intro
      • Recorded lecture (approx 60min)

      During Workshop:

      • Q&A lecture material
      • Transaction doc activities (2020 Activities no. 1 to 5)
  • Property Law Fundamentals Day 2 - Wednesday 14 Oct
    • Module 2: Fundamentals of Land Sales

      Key Topics

      Sale & Acquisition of Land

      • Fundamentals for the sale of land in Victoria: Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)
      • Key transaction documents: Contracts of Sale and Vendor’s Statements
      • Common mistakes for vendors and purchaser, cooling off rights, and deposits/guarantees

      Learning Outcomes

      • Understand key concepts and Victorian legislation relating to land sales
      • Develop practical skills to understand key transaction documents

      Engagement & Exercises

      Pre-Work (complete before workshop):

      • Recorded intro
      • Recorded lecture (approx 60min)

      During Workshop:

      • Q&A lecture material
      • Transaction doc activities (2020 Activities no. 6 to 8)
  • Property Law Fundamentals Day 3 - Wednesday 21 Oct
    • Module 3: Fundamentals of Conveyancing

      Key Topics

      • Fundamentals for the sale and acquisition of land, and the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic), focusing on the conveyancing process and identifying practical resources and guides
      • The conveyancing process from start to finish: from the time of pre-purchase due diligence to post-settlement procedures
      • Getting the paperwork right: drafting for common issues in key transaction documents, and completing instruments necessary for settlement

      Note: Day 3 focuses on the underlying property law concepts and principles that underpin paper-based and electronic conveyancing processes. This workshop does not cover e-conveyancing platforms in detail, but rather provides a knowledge basis to support further education in the platform of your choice. 

      Learning Outcomes

      • Understand law and processes that underpin key parts of the conveyancing processes, to support further learning of electronic conveyancing software.
      • Develop practical skills with transaction documents, instruments, and forms from the perspective of Vendor and Purchaser

      Engagement & Exercises

      Pre-Work (complete before workshop):

      • Recorded intro
      • Recorded lecture (approx 45min)

      During Workshop:

      • Q&A lecture material
      • Conveyancing transaction Part A (2020 Activities no. 1 to 3)
        Conveyancing transaction Part B (2020 Activities no 4 to 5)

Further Details

  • Full Description

    Overview

    The Property Law Fundamentals workshop is facilitated by Dr Vanessa Johnston and is run over three days. It explores key legal concepts, issues, and processes behind sale of land and commercial leasing transactions, and gives you opportunities to put your new learning into practice. The practical, digital program includes a combination of videos that you watch in your own time and workshops that allow you to collaboratively discuss and work through practical exercises.

    Who This Workshop Benefits

    • Property lawyers, conveyancers and clerks
    • Those who have been practising in their area for a while and would like a refresher on the complexity and variety of issues and processes associated with the sale or acquisition of land, and commercial leasing
    • Those who are keen to upskill and build a solid understanding of fundamental legal concepts and relevant legislative requirements, as well as the intricate procedural steps that must be followed to deal with, and protect, a client's interests.

    Inclusions

    • Recorded video introductions
    • 120 minutes of recorded video lectures
    • Practical exercises to collaboratively discuss and work through during the workshop
    • Q&A lecture material
    • Three-module workshop delivered over three days

    Videos will be emailed to all registrants in advance of the first workshop and are intended to support on-the-day learning.

    *Full Pricing Details

    Standard member Early Bird price: $464
    Standard member price: $580
    Accredited Specialist/CLC/Tarwirri member price: $435 (exempt from 20 per cent Early Bird discount)
    Non-member price: $700

    Important Information

    Online registrations close 12 hours before this event begins. If you would like to book after online registration has closed, please contact the events team on phone 03 9607 9473 or email register@liv.asn.au.

  • Facilitator

    Dr Vanessa Johnston, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University

    Vanessa is a Senior Lecturer in the Graduate School of Business and Law at RMIT, where she is a lecturer and course coordinator of property law. She teaches and researches in property law, issues around sustainability and climate change. She has over 8 years’ experience in private practice in small and mid-tier law firms, advising clients in relation to the sale and acquisition of land and business, commercial leasing, and property-related taxes.

  • Webinar – Important Information

    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom. Register as you would any of our other in-person education an d we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.

    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team on email register@liv.asn.au or phone 03 9607 9473.

    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.