Sale & Purchase

  • Sellers Leasehold Information Form (SLIF)

    Sellers Leasehold Information Form (SLIF)

    The leasehold information form (TA7) is one of the standard Law Society protocol forms used in transactions where the property is leasehold. It is completed by the seller in addition to the Property Information Form and asks a serious of questions sp...

  • Standard Conditions of Sale (5th Edition) Guide

    Standard Conditions of Sale (5th Edition) Guide

    The standard conditions of sale are a set of Law Society produced contract conditions to which the vast majority or residential sale contracts are subject. A solicitor is not obliged to incorporate the standard conditions of sale into any contract he...

  • Official Copy Entries

    Official Copy Entries

    In the case of registered land, the land registry's registers contain all the details of the title to a property. An Official Copy of the register is therefore the equivalent of a full set of title deeds (save that a register entry may sometimes refe...

  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

    Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

    It is recommended that the whole of this section is read before proceeding to exchange of contracts. What is Stamp Duty Land Tax? Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is the new name for stamp duty. Stamp duty is a tax payable on property purchases. It is char...

  • Transfer Deed

    Transfer Deed

    Introduction This chapter explains how to draft the property transfer deed, which is the document which is submitted to HM Land Registry to transfer ownership of the legal title to land. If you are looking to carry out a property transfer yourself th...

  • Shared Ownership Conveyancing

    Shared Ownership Conveyancing

    Shared ownership is a scheme where a landlord, usually a Housing Association (HA) or other Registered Social Landlord (RSL) will sell a percentage share of a property to a purchaser and retain the remaining share. It is designed to help people get on...

  • Sale Conveyancing Guide

    Sale Conveyancing Guide

    Introduction to the Sale Conveyancing Tutorial What follows in this page is a comprehensive guide to carrying out the conveyancing in the sale of a property. It covers freehold, leasehold, registered and unregistered land. It is separated into sectio...

  • Purchase Conveyancing Guide

    Purchase Conveyancing Guide

    Guide to Conveyancing on a Purchase This section is a step-by-step guide to carrying out the conveyancing for the purchase of a property. If you are not a solicitor or conveyancer and you are intending on carrying out your own conveyancing you shoul...

  • Example Pre-Contract Enquiries

    Example Pre-Contract Enquiries

    The purpose of this chapter is to offer some useful wording for pre-contract enquiries which might need to be raised in respect of some of the more common issues not covered by the Sellers Property Information Form, Sellers Leasehold Information Form...

  • Types of Property Surveys

    Types of Property Surveys

    When buying a property, having a proper survey done should be the top of your list of priorities. After all, you wouldn't buy a car without an MOT certificate and the average house costs perhaps 50 times as much as the average car! It is true that a ...

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