Conveyancing Practice in Scotland

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Conveyancing Practice in Scotland

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Covering the many changes to property law and conveyancing practice driven by the Scottish Parliament in recent years, including its land reform agenda, Conveyancing Practice in Scotland, Eighth Edition is an indispensable guide for residential and commercial property lawyers at all levels.

Encompassing both commercial and residential conveyancing, the Eighth Edition of this highly regarded text, has been reviewed and updated throughout to take account of:

- evolving and settled practice under the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012

- the practical effects of the community rights to buy

- introduction of the Additional Dwelling Supplement on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

- prospective effects of the proposed Register of Controlled Interests in Land

- the Scottish Law Commission proposals for changes to the law relating to title conditions, and heritable securities

In addition to the property law aspects, this text also covers the practical and ethical considerations of acting in a conveyancing transaction, such as anti-money laundering procedures and conflicts of interest. Standard missive clauses are examined in detail with reference to their application in practice.

Written by practising lawyers with many years of transactional and mentoring experience, this book is the only practical guide to managing conveyancing transactions in Scotland.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – The Legal Profession
Chapter 2 – The Framework
Chapter 3 – New Clients and New Instructions
Chapter 4 – The Seller's Preparations
Chapter 5 – The Purchaser's Overture
Chapter 6 – Missives
Chapter 7 – Buying a New House
Chapter 8 – Buying Commercial Property
Chapter 9 – Speciality Missives
Chapter 10 – Searches and Enquiries
Chapter 11 – Examination of and Reporting on Title
Chapter 12 – Conveying the Property: The Disposition and Other Deeds
Chapter 13 – Creating New Burdens and Servitudes
Chapter 14 – Security
Chapter 15 – Settlement and the Final Steps
Chapter 16 – The Collapsing Contract
Chapter 17 – Registration of Title
Chapter 18 – Tidying Up and Feeing

Product details

Published 27 Jan 2020
Format Paperback
Edition 8th
Extent 888
ISBN 9781526509468
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Ann Stewart

Ann is a solicitor in private practice and Propert…


Euan Sinclair

Euan Sinclair LLB, MBA, LLM, WS Non-practising Sol…