Land Law and Conveyancing

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to gain an understanding of land law and property ownership, as well as the key steps in a conveyancing transaction. The learner will also develop his or her word processing skills and be able to apply them to a variety of legal forms and documents in this area.

Through the Land Law part of this unit, the learner will understand:

  • Ownership of land
  • Interests in land
  • Co-ownership
  • Registered and unregistered titles
  • Mortgages
  • Land charges
  • Adverse possession

Through the Conveyancing part of this unit, the learner will understand:

  • Conveyancing terminology
  • The Law Society Conveyancing Protocol
  • The conveyancing transaction
  • A step-by-step guide to the conveyancing transaction
  • Searches and enquiries
  • Exchange of contracts
  • Conveyancing deeds and documents

Through the practical assessments, the learner will be able to produce the following forms and documents:

  • Draft contract
  • Search of the local land charges register
  • Coal mining search
  • Search against the whole of a registered title
  • Land charges search
  • Bankruptcy search
  • Letter to the client requesting completion of a seller’s property information form
  • Letter to Solicitors submitting preliminary enquiries
  • Letter to Solicitors for the Memorandum of Exchange
  • Draft Deed of Covenant
  • Letter to Client enclosing engrossed Deed of Covenant
  • Transfer of whole
  • Draft lease
  • Completion statement
  • Application to change the register

Coursework: Achievement test and practical assessments