Following established procedures and identifying and acting upon areas of concern at the appropriate time is essential for efficient conveyancing. Using checklists is one reliable method a firm can employ to ensure the necessary procedures are followed and to reduce exposure to potential risk. This comprehensive book of checklists is organised to follow standard conveyancing transactions from taking instructions to post-completion. The detailed lists provide a guide to every step a practitioner typically needs to follow and a CD-ROM allows each checklist to be customised for individual firms. The useful and practical features include: a CD-ROM to enable fast and flexible access to customisable checklists; specimen standard letters that can be easily customised; tables of fees, facts and figures for everyday use.
Table of Contents
Part A - Checklists: 1. Overview of a typical conveyancing transaction; 2. Taking instructions; 3. Pre-contract procedures; 4. Contracts; 5. Exchange of contracts; 6. Pre-completion procedures; 7. Completion and post completion; 8. Mortgages; 9. Building estates; 10. Sales of part; 11. Leaseholds; 12. Remedies; 13. SDLT, VAT and other tax matters; 14. Registered land. Part B - Standard letters and reports: 1. Sale; 2. Purchase; 3. Re-mortgage. Part C - Law Society standard procedures. Part D - Council of Mortgage Lenders' instructions. Part E - Fees.
Frances Silverman is a solicitor and formerly a Reader at the College of Law. She sits as a part-time Chairman of the Employment Tribunal and of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, and acts as an expert witness. She is also General Editor of the Conveyancing Handbook 12th Edition (Law Society, 2005). Russell Hewitson is a solicitor and principal lecturer in Law at Northumbria University and a Consultant to Harvey & Marron, Solicitors, Newcastle upon Tyne. He is author of Licensing Law Handbook (2005, Law Society Publishing), general editor of Precedents for the Conveyancer and has written and lectured widely on property law and licensing law.