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Contents of SRA Handbook

23/02/2017

The SRA Handbook includes a set of guidelines that solicitors are expected to follow during conveyance. It explains how a solicitor should handle different situations that arise during conveyancing. It also outlines how solicitors are supposed to conduct themselves before the people they will be dealing with during conveyance. The Solicitor Regulatory Authority writes the book (SRA) hence referred to as SRA handbook. SRA is a government body that regulates solicitors. It is usually updated periodically to take into account changes in the housing market. The housing market is very dynamic. SRA guidelines of one year cannot be applicable in another year. These guidelines consist best practices from real practical cases and what to expect during conveyance.

The Purpose

The purpose of the SRA handbook is to ensure that property transaction goes on smoothly for clients. Property purchase is one of the most sensitive transaction you can ever imagine. It involves many legal lingo and vast sums of money. The involvement of lawyers is not meant to fleece buyers and sellers off their money. On the contrary, the law ensures that property transactions are smooth and that no party cries foul over when a deal gone wrong. The law also ensures that everyone gets a place to live in regardless of his economic status or place of origin. These are important considerations. However, for the proper influence of the practices, laws must be enacted and regulations set. This is where the lawyers, also known as solicitors, come in.

To follow best practices

SRA Handbook provides a quality standard expected from a solicitor. This by no means implies that the solicitors do not know the law. Solicitors are highly trained in matters of law. They have gone through years of training in law schools. Those who carry out conveyance by themselves have worked with hardened solicitors and are themselves endowed with years of experience. The SRA Handbook is only a few pages long and written in English. However, not anybody can read through and claim to be a good solicitor. The years of law training plays a significant role in ensuring that solicitors understand and adhere to the guidelines indicated in the SRA Handbook.

What SRA Handbook contains?

The SRA Handbook can be arbitrarily divided into four different components. The first one deals with how solicitors should relate with their clients. This is covered in Principles of Conveyance and the Code of Conduct. The principles of conveyance are the do and don’ts of solicitors. They outline how a solicitor should undertake conveyance without harming his client. These principles stress on honesty and professionalism. There are ten principles in total. The Code of Conduct explains what a solicitor can handle every situation in the conveyance. It is like a recipe for conveyancing. It explains the procedures that a solicitor should follow during conveyance, and how the solicitor can handle emerging issues.

The second component of the SRA Handbook describes how solicitors should interact with third parties in a property transaction. Third parties are people who facilitate conveyance but do not enjoy the highest price of conveyance. The highest price of conveyancing is a home for the buyer and money for the seller. Third parties include mortgage lenders, Land Registry and property valuation officers. The other two components of SRA relate to how a solicitor interacts with his regulatory bodies and how he can improve himself in his career.

Best Books to Pass Your Conveyancing Course

01/08/2016

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.”

Books for conveyancing

19/07/2016

Conveyancing can be an easy job to do if you know how to do it. Whenever there is something on the topic of legal procedures people tend to get stressed and definitely think about what to do and how to do. All these problems can be solved with the simple solutions. The solutions can be the solicitor who will work on your behalf or the conveyance farms or some personal conveyancer. These all are helpful when you do not have any idea what to do but if you want to do these by your own then you must know all the procedures on your own and the best way to know the loop holes are books. There are lots of property laws which will help you undoubtedly. This article aims to help you with a list of handful of books which can turn out to be very helpful for your conveyancing.

  1. Property Law Statutes 2012-2013 by Russell Hewitson (Paperback): this book is very much helpful for the UK Routledge students as they will get all the legislations they need in one volume. This book is up to date and clearly explained, so there will be no problem in taking help from this book. This book is regularly updated, yearly to be exact and updated by subject experts. This book was compiled after extensive market research. The price of this book is also reasonable and this is why it is best for students. This book helps students to make them confident and prepared for law field.
  2. Conveyancing in the Electronic Age by Professor Stewart Brymer and Professor Robert Rennie: this book was written by the two professors who are very much attached with the ARTL launched in 2007. This book contains execution of material deeds, Personal bar law, faxes and emails regarding solutions, the ARTL project, the statutory instruments, the ARTL process and its future. This book is undoubtedly a good helping hand for those who likes to put hands on the issues of conveyancing
  3. A Practical Approach to Conveyancing by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards: this book is very easy to read because it provides you with the solutions for the problems that you come across daily. This book is written by such two authors who have great experience in these fields. This book gives you the perfect solutions. Booktopia’s reflection on this book goes in this way, they consider it as, “a book that offers a detailed and up-to-date exposition of the key principles and procedures underpinning the conveyancing process. The book provides practical guidance on each stage of commercial and residential conveyances, with realistic sample documentation to help you approach all aspects of a conveyancing transaction with confidence. Now in its eighteenth edition, this classic text has firmly established itself as a core text supporting LPC students. It is also essential reading for trainee or qualified solicitors, legal executives, or licensed conveyancers.”
  4. Conveyancing residential property: in easy way by Alan Stewart: this is an updated guide to conveyancing residential property. It is a comprehensive guide to the processes that are underpinning residential conveyancing. The best thing is that it is clear and concise. You will easily get the solution you want in this book without spending much time looking for it as its content table is very good.

These are definitely not all; there are many more books which can help you with conveyancing. These books can also be of help even you are doing your conveyancing by someone else.

5 Best Textbooks on Residential and Commercial Conveyancing

18/07/2016

  1. A Practical Approach to Commercial Conveyancing and Property by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards: According to amazon.com, this series is perfect for everyone because, “The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promotes clarity and ease of understanding. Now in its fourth edition, A Practical Approach to Commercial Conveyancing and Property serves as an accessible guide through the complex and diverse area of commercial conveyancing and property. Practical solutions are given to many of the more commonplace difficulties encountered, together with helpful diagrams explaining some of the intricacies involved. Checklists are provided as models of procedure, and easily followed precedent clauses and forms are supplied. This edition has been updated to provide comprehensive coverage of all the legislative changes to commercial property law since the publication of the last edition in February 2006.” There have been certain and significant changes in this new edition that has improved the series in a major way.
  2. Commercial Property 2015 (CLP Legal Practice Guides) by Anne Rodell: This book is a must have for all students of conveyancing and property law. It is even divided into 3 parts which makes it easier for students to study. Reviews state that, “Commercial Property is a thorough and practical introduction to all the main areas of commercial property practice. Part I of the book covers the issues that need to be tackled when considering site acquisitions and includes a detailed examination of the town and country planning requirements. Part II examines principles of commercial leases, highlights the important clauses and gives advice on the termination of a lease. Part III provides an introduction to insolvency and its relevance to property acquisition and the relationship of landlord and tenant.”
  3. Commercial Property Law (Law Textbooks Series) by Alan Moran: “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.” Users have praised the book for its easy language and in-depth analysis of the subject matter.
  4. Conveyancing Residential Property : The Easyway Paperback by Alan Stewart: According to ebay.com “The Easyway Guide to Conveyancing Residential Property is a comprehensive guide to the various processes underpinning the conveyancing of residential property, fully updated to 2016. It is clear and concise, and is ideal for anyone who wishes to buy or sell a property without the use of a solicitor or licensed conveyancer. It can be used by those who want a practical guide or by those who wish to learn more about the processes of conveyancing generally.”
  5. Conveyancing Law for Paralegals and Students by Matome M. Ratiba: According to the books description, “The book Conveyancing Law For Paralegals And Law Students is designed to be an easy-to-read practice guide that covers most of the basic and common conveyancing transactions that are dealt with in a law firm on a daily basis. At a basic practical level it allows conveyancing secretaries to prepare documentation accurately and in accordance with relevant legislation requirements. It also provides trainee or novice conveyancers with a practical and accessible guide. At a theoretical level the book serves an additional purpose of acting as a basic theoretical guide and thereby equipping paralegals and law students with practical skills in the law and procedures relating to conveyancing: that is, the drafting, evaluation and registration of deeds required for the lawful creation and transfer of ownership and other real rights in land.”

Books for Conveyance

13/06/2016

Conveyancing is not a tough job to do if you know how to do it. Whenever there is something regarding legal procedures we tend to get stressed and we definitely think what to do and how to do. All these problems can be solved with the simplest solutions. One of the solutions can be the solicitor who will work on your behalf. Another solution can be the conveyance farms or some personal conveyancer. These all are helpful when you do not want to do it by yourself but if you want to do these by your own then you must know all the steps on your own. The best way to know the loop holes are books. There are lots property laws which can help you undoubtedly. This article aims to help you with a handful of books which can turn very helpful for your conveyancing.

  1. Understanding National eConveyancing by Peter Rosier (Paperback): the author of this book has a private practice experience in the field of property law. He is also a member of law society of NSW Property Law Committee. This book is to help those who want to understand how the system works, what the legal framework is and how it is in practice. About this book The Booktopia says, “Understanding National eConveyancing includes a discussion regarding, the legal framework for National Electronic Conveyancing, requirements for participation in National Electronic Conveyancing, Electronic Conveyancing National Law Model participation rules, treatment of Certificates of Title in concurrent electronic and paper conveyancing, the background to e-conveyancing.”
  2. Letters for Lawyers Conveyancing by Garry Barnsley: This book comes with a CD. The letters that you write for the legal works are one method of documentation. This is why it is very important for you to know how to put your concerns in the letter in a proper way. This book can be of help in this kind of situations. The Booktopia describes the book as, “This book of letters will test the legal profession's interest in practical tools to do the job by offering templates for that deceptively commonplace legal task called conveyancing. The letters are written by a lawyer keen on plain language and have been refined over 30 years of daily application. They can save you time, make you money and let you sleep more soundly at night by providing you and your staff with inbuilt checklists. ”
  3. A Practical Approach to Conveyancing by Robert Abbey and Mark Richards: this book provides you with the solutions for the problems that you come across daily. This book is written by two authors who have great experience in these fields. This book gives you the perfect solutions. Booktopia reflects on this book as, “a book that offers a detailed and up-to-date exposition of the key principles and procedures underpinning the conveyancing process. The book provides practical guidance on each stage of commercial and residential conveyances, with realistic sample documentation to help you approach all aspects of a conveyancing transaction with confidence. Now in its eighteenth edition, this classic text has firmly established itself as a core text supporting LPC students. It is also essential reading for trainee or qualified solicitors, legal executives, or licensed conveyancers.”

These are not all there are many more books which can help you in the long run. These books will also help you even if you are doing your conveyancing by someone else.