• Property - residential

    Covers conveyancing and provides our latest advice and information on all matters relating to buying and selling residential property.

    The conveyancing protocol is the Law Society’s preferred practice for residential conveyancing transactions. Members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme are expected to follow the procedures for all freehold and leasehold conveyancing procedures.

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    Conflict of interests

    This practice note gives an overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. The information looks very different to that provided in the 2007 Code and, in line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.

    26 February 2018
    Practice note

    Powers of attorney for banking

    This practice note provides information about the different powers of attorney that can be used when dealing with a banking institution, to avoid difficulties in evidencing your authority to act on behalf of a donor.

    15 June 2016
    Practice note

    Contaminated land

    This practice note outlines the environmental liabilities that may arise when dealing with property transactions that involve contaminated land.

    13 April 2016
    Practice note

    Consumer Protection Regulations in conveyancing

    The purpose of this practice note is to alert you to the new guidance in relation to the CPRs and its implications for practice.

    25 February 2016
    Practice note

    Flood risk

    Around 5.2m (one-sixth) of properties in England are at risk of flooding. This practice note advises on flood searches and other means of investigation.

    10 February 2016
    Practice note

    Deregulation Act 2015: tenancy deposit schemes and landlord obligations

    Our new practice note has advice for housing law and property practitioners representing landlords and tenants.

    17 December 2015
    Practice note

    Flood risk - archive version

    Around 5.2m (one-sixth) of properties in England are at risk of flooding. This practice note advises on flood searches and other means of investigation.

    18 December 2014
    Practice note

    Mortgage fraud

    This practice note highlights the warning signs of mortgage fraud. It highlights the latest criminal methodologies and outlines how you can protect yourself and your firm from being used to commit mortgage fraud.

    31 July 2014
    Practice note

    Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes

    On 1 August 2004 statutory provisions came into effect requiring the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS) to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

    11 May 2011
    Practice note

    Confidentiality around client insolvency

    This note advises on good practice for dealing with requests from 'office holders' for information that may be confidential.

    17 November 2010
    Practice note
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