Property Law Handbook 2012-2013

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OUP Oxford, Aug 9, 2012 - Law - 400 pages
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The Property Law Handbook is the ideal companion to guide you through the conveyancing process. Drawing on the authors' considerable experience in legal practice, and suitable for use on courses with either a residential or a commercial conveyancing focus, the book combines lively and accessible explanations of often complex processes with highly practical guidance on how to approach each stage of a conveyancing transation in practice. The pragmatic nature of the book is enhanced through the use of realistic case studies throughout, fully supported by online sample documentation, introducing the reader to the forms and documents likely to be encountered in practice and encouraging students to develop the essential practical skills they will rely on throughout their legal career. Diagrams, flowcharts and examples are used to clearly highlight and explain complex legal processes while summaries of key points, located at the end of chapters, provide a useful checklist of salient points covered in each topic. Professional conduct points are highlighted throughout equipping the reader with a sound understanding of the common pitfalls which should be avoided in practice. Additional study is also provided by self-test and short revision questions, located at the end of chapters and clearly divided into residential and commercial conveyancing, offering the reader the perfect opportunity to test their understanding of a topic and identify any gaps in learning where further study is required. Online Resources Student Multiple choice questions Case study documentation Specimen forms Guide to completing prescribed clauses in leases Problem questions and answer guidance Interactive timelines Web chapter A: commonhold Lists of wider reading and websites for further information Lecturer Figures from the book
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Important principles of land law
3
3 An outline of a conveyancing transaction
15
4 Taking instructions and other initial matters
21
5 The draft contract
42
6 Precontract searches and enquiries
55
7 Town and country planning
71
8 Deducing and investigating title
81
17 New properties
213
18 Commercial conveyancing
221
19 Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part II
244
20 Assessment guidance
279
Specimen Land Registry Official Copy Entries and the Title Plan
287
Standard Conditions of Sale 5th edition National Conditions of Sale 25th edition Law Societys Conditions of Sale 2011
290
Example Contract for Sale of Residential Property Incorporating Standard Conditions of Sale 5th edition
300
Property Information Form 2nd edition
302

9 Mortgages
94
10 Exchange of contracts
112
11 The purchase deed
132
12 Precompletion procedures
141
13 Completion
158
14 Postcompletion procedures
168
15 Delays and remedies
182
16 Leaseholds
195
The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol
1
The CML Lenders Handbook for England and Wales Part 1
32
Law Societys Formulae for Exchanging Contracts by Telephone
335
Law Societys Code for Completion by Post 2011 edition
338
Standard Commercial Property Conditions 2nd edition
339
Index
353
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About the author (2012)


Robert Abbey is Professor of Legal Education and Practice at the University of Westminster and a Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry. He is also a former Chief External Examiner in Property Law and Practice for the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Mark Richards is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster. He was previously a partner in a central London solicitors' firm specializing in all aspects of property law.

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