A Practical Approach to Conveyancing

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"Drawing on the authors' own experiences in legal practice, A Practical Approach to Conveyancing offers a detailed exposition of the key principles and procedures of both residential and commercial conveyancing; making it essential reading for students, trainee and qualified practitioners, and licensed conveyancers alike." Each topic is accompanied by relevant sample documentation, clauses, and forms which are designed to familiarise the reader with the documentation which will be encountered in practice. Additional learning support is provided ...
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Overview

"Drawing on the authors' own experiences in legal practice, A Practical Approach to Conveyancing offers a detailed exposition of the key principles and procedures of both residential and commercial conveyancing; making it essential reading for students, trainee and qualified practitioners, and licensed conveyancers alike." Each topic is accompanied by relevant sample documentation, clauses, and forms which are designed to familiarise the reader with the documentation which will be encountered in practice. Additional learning support is provided by key point summaries and practical checklists, and the book also features a number of practical suggestions to help save time and money.
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Review from previous edition: "This is an excellent text. It provides a superb account of the conveyancing procedures. The useful precedents, practical checklists and key points means that the confusions conveyancing can cause are quickly overcome!""--Student Law Journal 2006

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198715856
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2014
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Abbey, Professor of Legal Education and Practice, University of Westminster,Mark Richards, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster

Robert Abbey is Professor of Legal Education and Practice at the University of Westminster and Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber: Registered Land Division, formerly Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry).

Mark Richards is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster. He was previously a partner in a central London solicitors firm specializing in all aspects of property law.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Taking Instructions and Other Initial Matters 54

3 The Draft Contract 77

4 Pre-Contract Searches and Enquiries, Town and Country Planning 113

5 Deduction and Investigation of Title 155

6 Exchange of Contracts; Death or Insolvency of Contracting Parties between Exchange and Completion 194

7 The Purchase Deed and Mortgage 224

8 Pre-Completion Procedures and Completion 258

9 Post-Completion Procedures: Delays and Remedies 292

10 Leaseholds and Commonhold 324

11 New Properties 360

12 Commercial Conveyancing 375

13 Business Tenancies and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part II 411

App. 1 List of Useful Websites 459

App. 2 National Conveyancing Protocol (5th edition) for Domestic Freehold and Leasehold Property 461

App. 3 Standard Conditions of Sale (4th edition) (National Conditions of Sale, 24th edition, Law Society's Conditions of Sale 2003) 470

App. 4 Law Society's Standard Form of Contract 481

App. 5 Special Condition Making Contract Conditional upon Satisfactory Local Search 484

App. 6 Precedent for Lock-out Agreement 485

App. 7 Local Search Application Form 486

App. 8 Example of an Epitome of Title 493

App. 9 Precedent for Conveyance of Part of Unregistered Land 495

App. 10 Completion Information and Requisitions on Title 498

App. 11 Specimen Completion Statements 505

App. 12 Law Society's Code for Completion by Post (1998 edition) 510

App. 13 Standard Commercial Property Conditions (2nd edition) 512

App. 14 Important Provisions for Conveyancers in Solicitors' Code of Conduct 2007 531

App. 15 Statutory declaration/certificate as to non-revocation for powers of attorney more than 12 months old at the date ofthe disposition for which they are used 540

App. 16 The CML Lenders' Handbook for England and Wales 542

App. 17 Water Search CON 29DW 575

App. 18 Mortgage Deed 578

App. 19 From END 1 579

App. 20 Commercial Property Standard Enquiries CPSE.1 (version 2,6) 581

App. 21 Guide to Completing Prescribed Clauses: Text That Must Be Included 608

App. 22 Specimen Land Registry Official Copy Entries and Title Plan 611

Index 615

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