Written by two leading authorities in the area with over seventy years' combined legal experience, A Practical Approach to Conveyancing offers a detailed and up-to-date account of the key principles and procedures underpinning the practice of conveyancing. It takes a pragmatic, rather than academic, approach to conveyancing, providing practical solutions to everyday problems encountered by conveyancing practitioners wishing to offer a cost-effective and efficient service. Combining coverage of residential and commercial conveyancing, this book provides highly practical guidance on each stage and is fully supported by sample documentation, enabling the reader to approach all aspects of the conveyancing process with ease and confidence.
Now in its twenty-first edition, this book has firmly established itself as a core text supporting the study of the Legal Practice Course. Fully updated with the latest changes affecting the conveyancing process, this classic text is essential reading for all trainee or qualified solicitors, legal executives, or licensed conveyancers.
This book is also accompanied by online resources, which include specimen forms, links to useful websites, additional online appendices, interactive conveyancing timelines, and multiple choice questions for students to test their knowledge.
2 Taking instructions and other initial matters
3 The draft contract
4 Pre-contract searches and enquiries, town and country planning
5 Deduction and investigation of title
6 Preparing for and implementing exchange of contracts
death or insolvency of contracting parties between exchange and completion
7 The purchase deed and mortgage
8 Pre-completion procedures and completion
9 Post-completion procedures: delays and remedies
10 Leaseholds and commonholds
11 New properties
12 Commercial conveyancing
13 Business tenancies and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part II