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Property Law 2019-2020

Twelfth Edition

Robert Abbey and Mark Richards

July 2019

ISBN: 9780198838531

368 pages

In Stock

Legal Practice Course Manuals

Price: £35.99

The most practical companion for students and trainee solicitors examining the law in practice, using extensive case studies and online resources to provide expert guidance on conduct and procedure.



Property Law combines accessible overviews of the conveyancing procedure with a pragmatic approach. Enhanced by realistic case studies, examples, and professional conduct points throughout, this text equips the reader with the knowledge and skills required to conduct conveyancing transactions in practice.

  • Offering full coverage of both residential and commercial conveyancing transactions, the book combines overviews of key topics with highly practical guidance
  • Realistic case studies, fully supported by online sample documentation, contextualize learning by charting the progress of a typical conveyancing transaction from beginning to end, familiarizing the reader with the documents and processes they will encounter in practice
  • Self-test questions and short revision questions, located at the end of chapters and divided into residential and commercial conveyancing, support independent study and provide an opportunity for the reader to assess their knowledge
  • Conduct point boxes clearly highlight situations where an awareness of professional conduct principles is essential, and offers advice for the practising solicitor
  • Key point summaries provide a useful checklist to ensure all essential points of a topic have been understood, while references to further reading and useful websites encourage independent exploration of the subject
  • A dedicated chapter on assessment advice helps students tackle examinations with confidence
  • Accompanying online resources offer additional study support, including case study documentation linked to the case studies contained in the book, problem questions and answer guidance, two interactive timelines covering both residential and commercial conveyancing, an additional chapter on commonhold, and multiple choice questions
  • Access to a digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience - 12 months' access to this title on Law Trove will be available from 15 July 2019. Access must be redeemed by 30 June 2020

About the Author(s)

Robert Abbey, Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber); former Professor of Legal Education and Practice, University of Westminster, and Mark Richards, Solicitor; Visiting Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster

Robert Abbey is a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and former Professor of Legal Education and Practice at the University of Westminster. He is the former Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, and former Chief External Examiner in property law and practice for the Solicitor's Regulation Authority.

Mark Richards is a Solicitor and Visiting Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster. He has previous experience as a partner in a central London solicitors' firm specializing in all aspects of property law.

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction
    2: Important principles of land law
    3: An outline of a conveyancing transaction
    4: Taking instructions and other initial matters
    5: The draft contract
    6: Pre-contract searches and enquiries
    7: Town and country planning
    8: Deducing and investigating title
    9: Mortgages
    10: Exchange of contracts
    11: The purchase deed
    12: Pre-completion procedures
    13: Completion
    14: Post-completion procedures
    15: Delays and remedies
    16: Leaseholds
    17: New properties
    18: Commercial conveyancing
    19: Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Pt II
    20: Assessment guidance

Additional Resources

Property Law 19-20 is accompanied by comprehensive online resources - Case study documentation
- Guide to completing prescribed clauses in leases
- Problem questions and answer guidance
- Interactive timelines
- Additional chapter: Commonhold
- Lists of wider reading and websites for further information
- Figures from the book

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