Conveyancing Handbook

Frances Silverman (Editor), Russell Hewitson (Editor), Anne Rodell (Editor)

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Abstract

The Conveyancing Handbook has been a trusted first port of call for thousands of practitioners for over 28 years.

This year’s edition has been extensively updated to include the latest guidance on good practice in residential conveyancing and is a crucial resource for answering queries arising from day-to-day property transactions.

The 28th edition includes new and updated guidance on:

shared ownership (including the new 2021 model for shared ownership);
SRA regulatory changes;
money laundering reforms;
HM Land Registry and electronic signatures; and
VAT and SDLT.

The chapter on shared ownership will, in addition to comprehensive guidance on shared ownership transactions and the existing model leases, include detailed guidance on the 2021 model lease which will be in use for property built using funding granted after 1st April 2021. Contents will include:

overview of the 2021 model lease;
detailed guidance on the new and revised fundamental clauses including:
revisions to alienation provisions;
revised staircasing provisions and the new 1% staircasing option;
the new repairing obligations; and
changes to mortgagee protection and practice implications.
SDLT;
lease term and extension of leases; and
enfranchisement proposals.

Throughout the book reference is made at appropriate points to the SRA Standards and Regulations, The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol (2019), the Standard Conditions of Sale and Code for Completion.

Appendices include Law Society protocol, codes and formulae; and other Law Society practice information, including COVID-19 industry guidance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLaw Society
Number of pages1376
Edition28th
ISBN (Print)9781784461737
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Publication series

NameLegal handbooks
PublisherThe Law Society

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