• 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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    Flood risk

    This practice note provides general information in relation to flood searches and other means of investigation.

    31 January 2020
    Practice note

    Contaminated land

    This practice note is for all solicitors involved in property transactions.

    28 January 2020
    Practice note

    House competitions

    This practice note highlights some of the risks associated with house competitions in relation to illegal lotteries, fraud and money laundering.

    13 January 2020
    Practice note

    Mortgage fraud

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

    13 January 2020
    Practice note

    Administering insolvent estates

    Recommendations and best practice guidelines for solicitors acting as executors or advising personal representatives administering an estate which may be insolvent.

    2 December 2019
    Practice note

    Conflict of interests

    This practice note sets out guidance on identifying and managing situations where a conflict of interest arises.

    2 December 2019
    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.

    2 December 2019
    Practice note

    Client information requirements

    This practice note covers what information you need to provide to your client, whether that is in your client letter, at an initial interview, or in whatever context you are providing legal services.

    22 November 2019
    Practice note

    Price and service transparency

    This practice note describes the new SRA Transparency Rules and offers support to solicitors in deciding how to comply with the new Rules.

    22 November 2019
    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
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