LAW-20090 - Residential Conveyancing
Coordinator: Catherine Edwards Tel: +44 1782 7 34175
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


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LAW 30010 Residential Conveyancing

Description for 2024/25

This module is designed to provide students with a foundational level of knowledge in the legal practice of residential conveyancing. This builds on the core modules of Introduction to Property Law (Level 4) and The Law of Real Property (Level 5) but takes students in a different more practical direction and expects a higher level of analysis and greater degree of accuracy in their legal advice.
Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in client interviewing and legal drafting and research. It will enable students to recognise the key stages within a transaction and provide practical legal advice on client scenarios.
This module aims to examine areas of professional conduct which pervade legal practice and enable students to recognise those and act accordingly whether as a paralegal, solicitor or CILEx member.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify the relevant stages in a residential conveyancing transaction from the perspective of both buyer and seller: 1
identify and explain professional conduct issues which may arise and act appropriately to maintain professional conduct standards: 1
critically analyse a conveyancing contract package and if necessary draft appropriate requisitions and further enquiries whilst advising in plain English the importance of such enquiries to a lay client: 1
explain and evaluate the drafting of standard conveyancing documentation and explain the key issues which arise: 1
Identify and explain the searches (and/or the results of such searches) within a conveyancing transaction: 1

Study hours

Online Interactive Lectures 12 x 1 hour
9 x 2 hour practical class workshops
120 hours Self study through preparation of documentation and/or advice for use in workshops and revision/preparation for the assessment.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
28 hour open book examination with some advance information
There will be some advance disclosure of case study material (information and larger legal documentation) upon which aspects of the assessment will be based. The exam questions themselves will be unseen. 20% of the examination will be multiple choice in the style of the SQE to enable students to become familiar with this method of assessment. This method of assessment replicates the assessments that students will experience in postgraduate and vocational study. As these students will be pursuing those further studies, it is important to build confidence and capacity with these assessment methods. Total word limit 2,500 words