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Property information forms will make 
transactions more straightforward

New conveyancing forms will make the buying process easier and pre-empt spurious or unnecessary additional enquiries, says Jonathan Smithers

24 May 2013

Two years have passed since the publication of the Law Society Conveyancing Protocol and the Standard Conditions of Sale (Fifth Edition). Another two pieces in the jigsaw designed to improve conveyancing practice for solicitors and clients have now been issued: the new Law Society Property Information Form (TA6) and Fittings and Contents ?Form (TA10).

The new forms are a substantial revision on the previous versions. They are also designed to help solicitors comply with the protocol obligation, only to raise those enquiries required to clarify issues arising out of the documents submitted or which are relevant to the particular nature or location of the property or which the buyer has expressly requested.

The growth in unnecessary and sometimes spurious additional enquires complicated and delayed the process, sometimes potentially creating risk or giving buyers a false sense of security by asking sellers to speculate on things which the buyers should properly find ou...

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