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Conveyancing Handbook


Conveyancing and property

In stock

1 September 2017

The Law Society


234 x 156 mm

Conveyancing Handbook
24th edition

General Editor: Frances Silverman Consultant Editors: Russell Hewitson And Anne Rodell


Also Available in EPUB.

The Law Society's Conveyancing Handbook presents the latest guidance on good practice in residential conveyancing and is a crucial resource for answering queries arising from day-to-day transactions. It is revised annually by a team of experts, directed by an editorial board and edited by Frances Silverman.

The 24th edition includes:

  • A new chapter on conveyancing of shared ownership property
  • A new chapter on Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)
  • The new third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions
  • The Law Society's Model Property Report and Consumer Lease Report

These developments and many 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 reference material in the appendix, including all relevant practice notes.


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 Author

Frances Silverman is a solicitor and formerly a reader at the College of Law (now the University of Law). She is author of Standard Conditions of Sale: A Conveyancer's Guide and co-author of Conveyancing Checklists. Frances 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.