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Prerequisites: Word processing experience to an intermediate level; ideally students should have completed the first Microsoft Office Word 2003 course.
Objectives: To provide an introduction to the work, documentation and responsibilities of the Conveyancing Department in a legal office
· Develop an awareness of the workings and structure of a Conveyancing Department
· The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace
· A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course
· The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate
· Lesson One - Including: The meaning of the term 'conveyancing', the difference between freehold and leasehold, registered and unregistered land, stages in a conveyancing transaction, preparing an instruction form for conveyancing and client care letter
· Lesson Two - Including: Seller's Information Property Form, additional enquiries, official copies and form OC1, local and other searches, preparing a draft contract, pre-exchange mortgage procedures, formulas used for exchange of contracts
· Lesson Three - Including: Preparing a draft transfer, requisitions on title, the purpose of an official search with priority, form OS1, pre-completion mortgage requirements, carrying out a bankruptcy search, discharge of mortgage and form DS1, electronic notification of discharge, preparing a completion statement.
· Lesson Four - Including: post-completion procedures, stamp duty land tax, registering the new owner, form AP1, e-conveyancing.