Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of legal practice dealing with the conveyance of property or real estate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The drawing of deeds etc. concerning transfer of property, and the legal execution of such transfers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The business of a conveyancer; the act or business of drawing deeds, leases, or other writings, for transferring the title to property from one person to another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or practice of drawing deeds, leases, or other writings for transferring the title to property from one person to another, of investigating titles to property, and of framing the deeds and contracts which govern and define the rights and liabilities of families and individuals.
  • n. The system of law affecting property, under which titles are held and transferred.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. act of transferring property title from one person to another

Etymologies

From conveyance. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For example, if a solicitor has made a mistake in conveyancing that is only revealed when the homeowner comes to sell his property, he will have a year from that point to make his grievance known.

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  • Sampson says he is unlikely to have many cases like this crossing his desk: "What we will really be looking at will be the service provided by high street lawyers to 'ordinary' people, and issues will relate to mainstream legal services such as conveyancing, probate and divorce."

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  • For all the talk of efficiencies on the production floor and beyond it seems 'conveyancing' is as good an indicator of change and its glacial pace as anything else.

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  • Complete has clocked up a 144 per cent growth in business from its fixed fee services – such as conveyancing, wills and personal injury, in the last 12 months.

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  • The Church in the one instance is a kind of conveyancing office where the transaction is duly concluded, each party accepting the others 'terms; in the other case, a species of sheep-pen where the flock awaits impatiently and indolently the final consummation.

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  • Quinn specialises in smaller, high street firms that, because of their reliance on risky areas such as conveyancing, are seen as the hardest to insure.

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  • 'conveyancing' practice than he finds his time too valuable to be spent arguing in cases of assault or petty larceny.

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  • Jargon Buster Acte authentique: Final sales agreement Notaire: French conveyancing solicitor Immobilier: Estate agent Dossier de diagnostic technique: Inspection report Imp ô t sur la fortune: Wealth tax Taxe fonciere: Land tax Taxe d'habitation: Residents tax Imp ô t sur les plus values: Capital-gains tax The deposit will be more for older properties, and less for new builds, or those under construction.

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  • Instead of buying through an immobilier, or estate agent, you can use a notaire, a conveyancing solicitor employed by the French government.

    A Buyer's Guide to France

  • However, you have contacted the SRA (0870 606 2555) and learned that the matter was connected to conveyancing on a house you purchased five years ago.

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