This text is an ideal guide to the conveyancing process. Combining accessible overviews of conveyancing procedure with a pragmatic approach, enhanced by case studies, examples and professional conduct points throughout, this book can be relied upon to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct conveyancing transactions in practice.
Now in its second edition, the Property Law Handbook is the ideal companion to guide you through the intracies of the conveyancing process. Drawing on the authors' considerable experience of legal practice, and suitable for use on courses with either a residential or a commercial conveyancing focus, the book combines lively and accessible explanations of often complex processes with highly practical guidance on how to approach each stage of a conveyancing transaction in practice. The pragmatic nature of the book is enhanced through the use of realistic case studies throughout, fully supported by online sample documentation, introducing the reader to the forms and documents likely to be encountered in practice and encouraging students to develop the essential practical skills they will rely on throughout their legal career. Diagrams, flowcharts and examples are used throughout to clearly highlight and explain complex legal processes while summaries of key points, located at the end of chapters, provide a useful checklist of the salient points covered in each topic. Professional conduct points are highlighted throughout equipping the reader with a sound understanding of the common pitfalls which should be avoided in practice. Additional study support is also provided by self-test and short revision questions, located at the end of chapters and clearly divided into residential and commercial conveyancing, offering the reader the perfect opportunity to test their understanding of a topic and identify any gaps in learning where further study is required. Lists of further reading and links to other sources of further information available online is also contained at the end of chapters enabling further independent exploration of the subject area. Online Resource Centre The Property Law Handbook is accompanied by a freely accessible Online Resource Centre which offers invaluable additional study and teaching support for both students and lecturers unrivalled by any other book in this subject area. For students, realistic problem scenarios, accompanied by helpful tips and guidance, provide a further opportunity to put their knowledge into practice and develop the skills necessary to approach examination questions with confidence. An extensive bank of sample documentation, linked to the case studies contained in the book, is also available and highlights those forms and documents which would appear on a typical solicitors' file in practice. Designed to highlight how the various stages of a conveyancing transaction fit together, two fully interactive timelines, spanning both residential and commercial conveyancing, are available online. Students can also access an additional online chapter on commonhold. For lecturers, a test bank of multiple choice questions is available and can be used to test students' understanding of topics and track their progress throughout the course. The test bank can be uploaded to an institution's own virtual learning environment and can be fully customized to match the structure and content of individual courses enabling lecturers to offer their students a truly blended learning package. The diagrams contained in the book are also available to download for use in lecture slides or handouts.
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Robert Abbey is Professor of Legal Education and Practice at the University of Westminster. He is also a Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Chief Examiner in property law and practice, and a Consultant Solicitor with Russell Jones & Walker. He has co-authored a number of books, all published by Oxford University Press, including A Practical Approach to Conveyancing, A Practical Approach to Commercial Conveyancing and Property, Companion to Property Law and Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Blackstone's Guide to the Land Registration Act 2002. Mark Richards is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and an external examiner on the Legal Practice Course. He was formerly an equity partner in a central London Solicitors' practice, and has co-authored a number of books, all published by Oxford University Press, including A Practical Approach to Conveyancing, A Practical Approach to Commercial Conveyancing and Property, Companion to Property Law and Practice: A Guide to Assessment and Blackstone's Guide to the Land Registration Act 2002.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Important principles of land law; 3. An outline of a conveyancing transaction; 4. Taking instructions and other initial matters; 5. The draft contract; 6. Pre-contract searches and enquiries; 7. Town and country planning; 8. Deducing and investigating title; 9. Mortgages; 10. Exchange of contracts; 11. The purchase deed; 12. Pre-completion procedures; 13. Completion; 14. Post-completion procedures; 15. Delays and remedies; 16. Leaseholds; 17. New properties; 18. Commercial conveyancing; 19. Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Pt II; 20. Assessment guidance; Appendix 1: Specimen Land Registry Official Copy Entries and the Title Plan; Appendix 2: Standard Conditions of Sale (4th edition) (National Conditions of Sale, 24th edition, Law Society's Conditions of Sale 2003); Appendix 3: Example Contract for Sale of Residential Property incorporating Standard Conditions of Sale (4th edition); Appendix 4:Standard Commercial Property Conditions (2nd edition); Appendix 5: Example Contract for Sale of Commercial Property incorporating Standard Commercial Property Conditions (2nd edition); Appendix 6: Property Information Form: replies to Part I; Appendix 7: National Conveyancing Protocol (5th edition) for Domestic Freehold and Leasehold Property; Appendix 8: The CML Lenders' Handbook for England and Wales: Part 1; Appendix 9: Law Society's Formulae for exchanging contracts by telephone; Appendix 10: Law Society's Code for Completion by Post (1998 edition)
Property Law Handbook: 2009-2010 by Robert Abbey
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