The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol

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Solicitors use The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol when dealing with the legal sale or purchase of a property.

This is a set of steps to follow when acting in the sale and/or purchase of a home for an owner-occupier.

Used in residential transactions of freehold and leasehold property. This protocol is not designed to be used in the purchase of new build homes.

Using the protocol helps to:

  • standardise the residential conveyancing process
  • make conveyancing more transparent and efficient
  • improve the experience for solicitors, lenders and clients

The protocol is not a checklist and its steps are not exhaustive. You can complete the steps in a different order or simultaneously.

The protocol assumes that:

  • the buyer and seller both have mortgage lenders
  • you act for the lender as well as the client

The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol

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