Conveyancing module (LW50102)

Explore the practice of Scottish conveyancing. You will learn how land and buildings are sold, acquired, and transferred in Scots law

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You will learn a comprehensive overview of residential conveyancing practice in Scotland. You will look at the entire conveyancing process:

  • marketing a property through to completion
  • registration
  • possible post-settlement issues

Ethical elements of conveyancing will also be explored. This will be with reference to the Practice Rules and Guidelines of The Law Society of Scotland.

Other topics in this module include:

  • the influence of the economy and market forces on conveyancing
  • contracts of sale and purchase
  • creation of heritable securities
  • the process of examination of title
  • commercial and residential leasing

What you will learn

In this module you will:

  • learn about Family law statutory rights around Scots Property transactions
  • look at executory conveyancing and Land & Building Transaction tax

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • describe residential conveyancing practice in Scotland

Assignments / assessment

  • written coursework (35%)
    • two assignments of equal weightage
  • mock client interview simulation (20%)
  • professional attributes (10%)
    • includes attendance and participation in tutorials
  • open book exam (35%)
    • two hours

Teaching methods / timetable

This module will be delivered through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • independent study

Lectures will be used to present information and structure your learning.

Tutorials will be the predominant delivery method in this module. There will be a focus on practical problem solving and client care. This will involve you working in small groups and student-led discussions.


This module is available on following courses: