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SPC Property Practice Certification

Welcome to the SPC Property Practice Certification programme!

As part of its Quality Charter initiative, leading Scottish property marketing company ESPC has launched a new training programme, the first of its kind in the UK.  

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What you will learn

The course has been carefully curated by ESPC, The Law Society of Scotland and the Edinburgh Conveyancers Forum and topics include estate agency and marketing; conveyancing for non-conveyancers; property law and building construction.

All individuals undertaking the four training modules will be awarded a Law Society of Scotland SPC Property Practice Certification.

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Estate Agency and Marketing

This course is designed to provide you with a refreshed and invigorating new take on Estate Agency and your firm’s marketing approach.

Looking at the challenges and opportunities faced with solicitor estate agency, this course is designed to challenge and allow you to put practise into action.

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Conveyancing for Non-Conveyancers

This course will give you a greater insight into the conveyancing process by identifying the key milestones of each transaction and providing you with insightful knowledge to assist your team and clients.

Each section will help you understand the integral legal process, highlighting what makes solicitor estate agency so unique.

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Legal and Property Law

Providing insight into all things Property Law, from GDPR to Consumer Protection Regulations, this module will cover everything you need to know with insight on how to apply this knowledge to your role while understanding the importance of the regulations.

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Building Construction

This course will give you an enhanced look at building construction for residential property.

By understanding a wide range of topics, from defects to the Home Report, you will develop an insight to help you identify some key issues your clients may face.

Meet your trainers

The modules are led by industry experts who bring experience and a wealth of knowledge to each subject.

Richard Rawlings

Multi-award-winning estate agency trainer Richard Rawlings is regarded by many as the UK’s leading authority in contemporary estate agency method and marketing and is a sought-after, entertaining, and challenging estate agency trainer, motivator, and coach.

Richard brings with him over 25 years’ worth of experience.

Trainer Laura McFazdean

Laura McFadzean

Former Director and Solicitor at ELP Arbuthnott McClanachan with over 20 years of Conveyancing experience, Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and invaluable insight from her time as a solicitor estate agent.

A friendly face who will guide you through the nuances of the legal process, with a passion for strengthening the ties between estate agency and conveyancing.

Gordon Kerr

A lawyer with specialist expertise in legal and compliance issues. Former managing partner of a UK law firm and ex-chairman of ESPC. Gordon brings a depth of knowledge, passion, and inspirational coaching to the table.

Currently a consultant and trainer in all things Property Law, Gordon is sure to bring some real-life scenarios and case studies to the table to assist with your understanding and its importance for you and your firm.

Kevin Murchie

Kevin is a highly experienced Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in the Edinburgh residential market. He studied land economy (BLE) at Aberdeen University and started working with Graham + Sibbald in 1988.

As a recently retired partner, Kevin is passionate about training and continuous development, with a practical and interactive approach to residential surveying.

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