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In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. The term conveyancing may also be used in the context of the movement of bulk commodities or other products such as water, sewerage, electricity, or gas.
The obligation to act in the best interests of the client takes precedence over this Protocol.



1. Disclose to the buyer/seller that there are professional obligations which apply to the sale and/or purchase. Obtain agreement and instructions to enable you to act in accordance with the terms and spirit of this Protocol.

2. Where acting for a lender as well as for a buyer/seller, the duties owed to the lender are no less important than they are for any buyer/seller, subject to the nature of the instructions.

3. There is potential for a conflict of interest to arise when acting for more than one party: sellers, buyers and lenders. Careful consideration must be given to this.

4. Endeavour to maintain vigilance to protect and guard against fraudulent or other illegal behaviour encountered in the conveyancing process.

5. Maintain high standards of courtesy and deal with others in a fair and honest manner.

6. Co-operate with others and treat them with respect.

7. Share information with others to assist in the efficient management of each transaction or chain of transactions. Requirements to provide and share information in each stage of the Protocol are subject to client confidentiality obligations.

8. Respond to all communications promptly or in accordance with agreed timeframes. Where something is to be addressed in a different order or by different means, this should be notified to those who are affected as soon as reasonably possible.

9. Deal with transaction materials including correspondence, electronic or otherwise, efficiently and with care and consideration. Where parties agree to deal online, agree arrangements, for example, to acknowledge receipt.

10. Ensure all incoming data is loaded onto the system and made available to the person dealing within a day of receipt, where any automated data handling or scanning of documents is used.

11. Use the most up-to-date version of forms, formulae and codes provided by the Law Society. Follow the advice contained in SRA warning cards, guidance, Law Society practice notes and other practice information.

12. Ensure proper arrangements are made for file management (including cover for absent colleagues) during any period of planned or unplanned absence.

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