This session gives a detailed overview of the new government Help to Buy ISA. This will include details of the scheme and the implications for solicitors in the conveyancing process.
The sessions will be delivered by Charles O’Neill, Legal Adviser with Northern Ireland Co-Ownership Housing Association Limited. Charles is responsible for advising the Board of Management and Senior Management Team on the Association’s constitutional status as an industrial and provident society, a registered housing association and a charity recognised by HMRC. He also manages a caseload of complex legal issues on behalf of the Association relating to the purchase of properties, and dealing with properties when they are in stock. Charles has extensive experience of housing issues. He has been a board member of Chartered Institute of Housing since April 2008 and holds membership of the Housing Law Practitioners Association and the Housing Studies Association. He has published work on Law of Mortgages in Northern Ireland (SLS Legal Publications, May 2008) as well as articles for the legal journal, Folio, on housing issues such as Article 40 planning agreements, the mortgage pre action protocol and the Housing Act (NI) 2011. Charles currently leads the Improve Team at CIH.