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Sale Of Land

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Attorney-General what progress has been made by the Law Commission's conveyancing standing committee, appointed in early 1985 at the request of the then Lord Chancellor and chaired by Professor Julian Ferrand, towards implementing the recommendation in the second report of the ad hoc conveyancing committee chaired by Professor Julian Ferrand, which was submitted to the Lord Chancellor in January 1985 that within two or three years of being established the conveyancing standing committee should produce a sale of land Act, with a prescribed form of contract and including the codification and embodiment of all the terms implied by common law and the relevant relieving rules of equity.

The main objective of the conveyancing standing committee was to achieve real improvements in conveyancing practice and procedure within two years. For this purpose the committee has concentrated on matters of practice not requiring legislation.