• 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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    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

    Conflict of interests

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

    3 March 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

    Chapter 3 - Systems, policies and procedures

    Chapter 3 of the Law Society's anti-money laundering practice note

    22 October 2013
    Practice note

    Chapter 5 - Money laundering offences

    Chapter 5 of the Law Society's anti-money laundering practice note

    22 October 2013
    Practice note

    Chapter 2 - Risk-based approach

    Chapter 2 of the Law Society's anti-money laundering practice note

    22 October 2013
    Practice note
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