Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome

    • How to use this course

    • What are we going to learn?

  • 2

    Chapter #1

    • Why are groundworks fundamental?

    • Copy of Groundworks

    • Foundations

    • Drainage

    • First Floor joist stage

    • Load bearing and stud walls

    • The roof what's under there and why does it matter?

    • First Fix

    • First fix and conveyancing

    • Second Fix

    • Contract provisions

  • 3

    Module 2 - The site in general

    • Attenuation and Balancing Ponds

    • Shared Driveways

    • Amenity Land

  • 4

    Next steps

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What is covered?

A Day on a Building Site. It explores and examines the different construction terminology, the different stages of a build, with explainations as to where references crop up in day to day conveyancing together with things to look out for and be aware of, enabling an in depth knowledge of the process and terms.

  • A comprehensive step by step guide walk through the different stages of construction

  • Detailed examination of what is behind, under and above walls and floors

  • Explanation at each stage as to why it's important to know and understand with hints and tips

  • Analysis of a real life examples of why it's so vital to know and understand in respect of all property including leasehold and new build homes

  • Join us for an hour exploring the innards of a house

How do I complete the course?

  • Delivered via our online training academy with prerecorded video's

  • Binge watch or take your time watching a lesson or module at a time when you choose

  • Available 24/7 with 1 years access to the course

  • Each video ranges from a few minutes to 15 minutes

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Paralegals

  • Lawyers

  • Trainees

  • Solicitors

  • Solicitors

  • Support staff

  • New to this area of conveyancing

  • To increase knowledge in this area

  • To upskill or as a refresher

Your Instructor

Course Founder

Zoe Upson

Zoe Upson is a conveyancing and property law trainer who has been training support staff, Paralegals, Legal Executives, Solicitors, Conveyancers, Trainee Solicitors, Estate Agents, Property Investors and property buyers and sellers since 2001. Zoe has been the head of a training team for one of the top conveyancers and is a former Law Firm owner, department head, and Property Solicitor. Using her extensive experience, she has been supporting conveyancers and property professionals throughout their careers developing skills, increasing their confidence and providing practical training that they can use through her unique method of training. Formally an Estate Agent and Mortgage Advisor before becoming a Property Solicitor, Zoe’s professional industry experience has led to a successful career and a unique understanding of property. With property close to her heart she owns and manages a property portfolio and advises on property acquisition. Having been brought up on a building site with her parents working for a new home builder, Zoe was often found on-site helping out from an early age. Often found in a field walking her dogs whilst getting inspiration for a course, renovating her latest property acquisition or standing and supporting her daughter's football team, Zoe is passionate about property.

What You'll Learn

  • Step by Step Guide

    To how houses are built and the stages often used in new build conveyancing, enabling you to be able to talk confidently and knowledgeably

  • Real life examples

    Videos guide you through each stage showing you the innards of a house not often seen. Learning the terminology often referred to in leases and surveys. Learning from some of the experiences and lessons we've had along the way.

  • Experience

    Experience is usually gained by either assisting on matters or delving into the unknown which can be overwhelming as often they can all look the same. Learn from my 19 years as a property solicitor and avoid the pitfalls. Get ahead of the game and gain years of experience in a few hours!

  • You can have the course open and watch the videos as you work through planning documents on a file. You have access for 365 days.

Social proof: testimonials

Helped show me I've been doing it right!


I’d just like to say thank you so much for the course I thoroughly enjoyed it. Although I’m a qualified licensed conveyancer I do feel a lot of conveyancing ends up being self-taught and it’s nice to know I’ve been doing things right.

Such a handy tool!


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Practical Property Course! It’s such a handy tool and I’d be interested in any others courses you do so I’ll keep my eye out!

Loved the bite sized pieces


I've just completed the Course and found it really informative and easy to do. I loved the bite-size pieces and easily understandable breakdown of each module.


  • How is the course delivered?

    It is delivered via an online training platform. You will be sent a link enabling you to log in using your phone or computer, anywhere you have internet. This means that you can learn on the go, as and when you choose.

  • Do I have to do the whole course or can I work though it in my own time?

    You can dip in and out as and when you want and in whatever order. Or you can work through it in one go it's totally up to you.

  • How long is the course?

    It is currently 1 hours worth of content however this may change from time to time as more is added or tweaked.

  • How long do I have access to the course for?

    A whole year (365 days), allowing you to redo any sections that you want, redo the whole thing or use it as a guide as you work through a new build contract pack or a lease. You will also get the benefit of any new content that is added.

  • Will new content be added?

    We always seek to improve the learning experience and if new content is added, yes, you will have immediate access to that.