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Conveyancing Handbook


Conveyancing and property

In stock

1 October 2016

Law Society Publishing


234 x 156 mm
1,522 pages

Conveyancing Handbook
23rd edition

Editors: General Editor: Frances Silverman, Consultant Editors: Annette Goss, Russell Hewitson, Peter Reekie, Anne Rodell and Michael Taylor


Also Available in EPUB.

The Conveyancing Handbook is revised annually by a team of expert editors and contributors directed by an editorial board and edited by Frances Silverman.

It presents up-to-date guidance on good practice in residential conveyancing and is a reliable and up-to-date source of reference to answer the common queries arising from day-to-day transactions.

Among the changes to the law and practice of residential conveyancing covered by this 23rd edition are:

  • higher rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties
  • implementation of the Flood Re scheme
  • Law Society's Con 29 enquiries of local authority 2016
  • risks arising from cyber crime.

These developments and more are considered within a chronological account of conveyancing transactions of residential freehold and leasehold property, supported by:

  • an introductory section addressing a wide range of preliminary concerns, from advertising to VAT
  • procedural checklists for each major stage of the transaction
  • comprehensive appendix material, including all relevant forms and guidance.

These features have made the Conveyancing Handbook a trusted first port of call for thousands of practitioners.


A. Preliminary Matters;
B. Pre-exchange;
C. Exchange;
D. Title;
E. Pre-completion;
F. Completion;
G. Post-completion;
H. Lenders;
I. New Properties;
J. Sales of Part;
K. Leaseholds;
L. Commonhold;
M. Delay and Remedies;
N. Costs;

About the Editors

Frances Silverman is a solicitor and formerly a reader at the College of Law (now the University of Law). She has been the author of the Law Society's Conveyancing Handbook since 1992.

Frances is also author of other books on conveyancing and professional ethics, sits as a fee paid employment judge and as a judge in the First Tier Property Tribunal, and is a founder member of the Institute of Expert Witnesses.