Best Reading Material for the Conveyancer
Conveyancing is a rather tricky business. It is a blend of the business world and the legal world. Unfortunately for conveyancers, both these worlds are flexible and ever-changing. Laws change all the time and business is dependent on multiple factors. In order to stay on top in the business, conveyancers have to do a lot of reading. This ensures that they are kept up to date with all the rules and regulations and it may help them discover all the tips and tricks of the trade.
So what are the best books out there for the conveyancer? Here is a list of books that are perfect, for both conveyancing veterans and people new to the conveyancing business. Together, these books can even form a comprehensive guide for conveyancing and property law students.
- Conveyancing Handbook by Frances Silverman: On amazon.com this book is described as, “Trusted by thousands of conveyancing practitioners, the Conveyancing Handbook has become the definitive bench mark for conveyancing professionals. Now in its 18th edition, this authoritative and up-to-date annual can save you time and money. Written by expert editors and contributors, the 18th edition has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent developments including Outcomes-focused regulation, Standard Conditions of Sale, 5th Edition, Law Society Conveyancing Protocol, Law Society Code for Completion by post and Form TA13 Completion Information and Undertakings.”
This book serves as a trusty and reliable guide for all those in the conveyancing business. It is especially helpful for navigating through the tougher areas of conveyancing issues.
- The Process of Conveyancing: Conveyancing Residential Property: A Straightforward Guide by Frances James: This book is excellent for new conveyancers and students as it is all about the basics. It is a straightforward guide that explains the process of residential conveyancing in full detail. Simple and easy to understand, this book is an essential part of learning about procedures and laws.
- House Buying, Selling and Conveyancing by Joseph Bradshaw and edited by Georgia Bedworth: This book is ideal for those wishing to try out DIY conveyancing. “Now in its sixth edition, updated by barrister Georgia Bedworth, this bestselling book by Joseph Bradshaw, described by The Times as the ‘guru of layperson conveyancing’ explains just how straightforward the whole process of house buying and selling really is. House Buying, House Selling and Conveyancing will guide you through the process of selling and buying property (whether houses or flats) inexpensively: by cutting out solicitors and estate agent middlemen.” This book has advice and tips for every part of the process, from handling the other party and lenders to drafting a contract. As it is written for those outside the field of professional conveyancing, the language is simple and there are no difficult or technical terms. It shows you how to save your time and money, and most importantly, it teaches you how to be in control of the transaction you are undertaking. It covers all the major issues of conveyancing and beautifully illustrates the fact that you can do your own conveyancing and buy or sell property yourself.
Modern Land Law by Martin Dixon: This book is described as follows on Amazon. “Modern Land Law offers a lively and thought-provoking account of a subject that remains at the heart of our legal system. Dispelling any apprehension about the subject’s formidability from the outset, this compact textbook provides an absorbing and exact analysis of all the key legal principles relating to land.
Written with students firmly in mind, the principal features of this textbook include:
- A clear introduction to every chapter which frames each topic in its wider context;
- Corresponding chapter summaries which help to consolidate learning and encourage reflection;
- The use of tables and diagrams to aid understanding of complicated topics;
- A friendly two-color text design which complements Martin Dixon’s comprehensible and engaging writing;
- An updated companion website which supports this textbook with a fully customizable test bank for lecturers;
- self-test questions and practice exam-style questions for students as well as podcasts to keep students updated with new cases, important decisions and other newsworthy issues relating to land law.
This 9th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account key developments in the law in the light of the Law Commission’s recommendations on easements and covenants, as well as the increased impact of the HRA 1998 on case law. All major recent decisions and judgments will be incorporated alongside a discussion of proposals for reform and new legislation. Modern Land Law is one of the most current and reliable textbooks available on land law today.”