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Residential Conveyancing Practice


Conveyancing and property

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13 October 2017


234 x 156 mm
280 pages

Residential Conveyancing Practice
A Guide For Support Staff And Paralegals

Russell Hewiston


This crucial new training manual gives support staff and paralegals a deeper understanding of the legal principles, regulations and good practice underlying residential conveyancing procedures and a sound grasp of the risks associated with their work.

In this book, transactions of leasehold and freehold titles are illuminated by clear and concise guidance from a leading academic lawyer with over 25 years of experience teaching conveyancing to students and practitioners.

The most important risks and practice points are highlighted through:

• examples drawn from practice
• legal concept boxes
• best practice hints and tips
• warnings of pitfalls.

Aligned to the requirements of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Protocol, this book provides law firms and their staff with an invaluable aid to training, risk management and improving standards of competency and compliance.


1. Introduction to conveyancing; 2. Land registration; 3. Preliminary matters; 4. Drafting the contract; 5. Pre-contract enquiries and searches; 6. Planning considerations; 7. Investigating title; 8. Mortgages; 9. Exchange of contracts; 10. Pre-completion; 11. Completion; 12. Post-completion; 13. Remedies; 14. New properties; 15. The grant of a lease. Appendices: A. Standard Conditions of Sale (fifth edition); B. Law Society Conveyancing Protocol.

About the Author

Russell Hewitson is an associate professor at Northumbria University. Russell qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and practised with Ward Hadaway before joining Northumbria University. In 1992, where he has taught and researched conveyancing law and practice.