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Best Books to Pass Your Conveyancing Course

Studying conveyancing is not always easy. You need to pass the conveyancing course in order to apply for a license. The course involves studying several legal statutes, cases and regulations. There is a large amount of source material you have to study and a lot of memorization involved. The exams are tough and stressful for students but with the proper books you can pass the exams and without too much trouble. This article brings you a list of study books that will help simplify the subject while making it fun to study. Stock up on these books to have a lifetime of knowledge on conveyancing.

  1. Property Law 2015-2016 by Robert Abbey: Robert Abbey is one of the most prominent writers on conveyancing. This books is described and praised with reviews like this. “Property Law is the perfect companion to guide you through the intricacies of the conveyancing process. Drawing on the author's considerable experience of legal practice, and suitable for use on courses with either a residential or a commercial conveyancing focus, the book offers lively and accessible explanations of often complex processes. With highly practical guidance on how to approach each stage of a conveyancing transaction in practice, this book is ideal for use as a core text on the Legal Practice Course or as a valuable source of reference where knowledge of the conveyancing process is essential. This book is also supported by an Online Resource Centre which includes: Student resources, Multiple choice questions Case study documentation, Guide to completing, prescribed clauses in leases, Problem questions and answer guidance and Interactive timelines.”
  2. Conveyancing by Priscilla Sarton: This book is perfect if you want something that covers the basics of conveyancing. “A textbook on residential conveyancing this volume has been expanded to cover basic principles relevant to commercial conveyancing. It has also been updated to take into account the significant changes made by the Family Law Act 1996, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, the Land Registration Act 1997 and the changes to the Land Registry forms. The text does not just set out the law, it explains it, illustrates it, and shows it working in standard conveyancing tasks such as drafting the agreement for sale, investigating a title, and drawing up the transfer. It gives advice on such pitfalls as acting in the sale of matrimonial homes, or obtaining a spouse's signature to mortgage documents.”
  3. Commercial Property Law (Law Textbooks Series) by Alan Moran: According to the description on amazon.com “This clear and accessible book covers all aspects of commercial leases, from receipt of instructions to termination. Fully up-to-date with all recent cases relating to the lease-licence distinction, Land Registry requirements, the recent changes to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Pt II and the new regulations for the execution of deeds, its detailed explanation of the underlying principles of this complex area of the law - and their practical application - makes it a valuable text for all students taking undergraduate commercial property options, as well as those taking the LPC and the BVC.”
  4. Residential Conveyancing Manual by Susan Alterman: “Residential Conveyancing Manual is a thoroughly practical guide to the domestic conveyancing process, guiding the reader expertly and confidently through the stages from first taking instructions, through to registering the transaction and other post-completion formalities. There is also a chapter on leaseholds, covering tricky points such as the various statutory provisions which may be in play (extension and enfranchisement of a lease, the right to buy, the right to manage). The final chapter is devoted to the special considerations applying to newly built homes. A number of useful forms and documents are reproduced in an appendix. The sometimes difficult issues of giving and accepting undertakings, avoiding negligence, meeting time limits, recognising possible money laundering and mortgage fraud, and costs quotations, are all addressed, as is the all-important matter of keeping the client informed. Packed with useful checklists, hints and tips, Residential Conveyancing Manual is a wide-ranging, up-to-date manual for daily reference. It will be welcomed by all conveyancers, whether novices or old hands.”

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