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Conveyancing Handbook

25th Edition
General Editor: Frances Silverman, Consultant Editors: Russell Hewitson and Anne Rodell
Availability: Published

This 25th anniversary edition of the Law Society's Conveyancing Handbook has been extensively updated to present the latest guidance on good practice in residential conveyancing and is a crucial resource for answering queries arising from day-to-day transactions.

This edition features new chapters on the introduction of Welsh land transaction tax, and guidance on mobile homes, as well as revised and updated chapters on recent changes to SDLT and Money Laundering Regulations.

The Conveyancing Handbook is a trusted first port of call for thousands of practitioners. It is revised annually by a team of experts, directed by an editorial board and edited by Frances Silverman.

The 25th edition includes new or updated guidance on:

  • Welsh Land Transaction Tax – new chapter
  • mobile homes – new chapter
  • changes to SDLT including higher rate and changes to tax relief
    revisions to the Standard Conditions of Sale and Standard Commercial Property Conditions
  • the latest guidance from HM Land Registry, including the new Guide 67 on confirming identity and Guide 78 on overseas companies and limited liability partnerships
  • searches, including new guidance on coal and brine searches
  • Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 and the LSAG guidance
  • latest advice from the Law Society and HM Land Registry on property fraud
  • new office leases
  • leaseholds.

In association with First Title.


  1. A. Preliminary matters
  2. B. Pre-exchange
  3. C. Exchange
  4. D. Title
  5. E. Pre-completion
  6. F. Completion
  7. G. Post-completion
  8. H. Lenders
  9. I. New properties
  10. J. Sales of part
  11. K. Leaseholds
  12. L. Commonhold
  13. M. Delay and remedies
  14. N. Costs
  15. Appendix.

About the Author

Frances Silverman is a solicitor and formerly a reader at the College of Law (now the University of Law). 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.




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