Our Practice Advice Service looks at when you can adopt the Law Society’s Code for Completion by Post

I am acting for a client on the purchase of a commercial property. The seller’s solicitors have asked me whether I would agree to adopting the Law Society’s Code for Completion by Post 2019. Can we adopt the Code in a commercial conveyancing transaction?

Yes, the Code provides a voluntary procedure for postal completion for either residential or commercial transactions. If the use of the Code is agreed you must be satisfied that adopting it will not be contrary to your client’s interests. Any variations to the Code should be agreed by the parties.

View the Code for Completion by Post.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.

This article is compiled by the Law Society’s Practice Advice Service. If you have comments relating to the questions, email practiceadvice@lawsociety.org.uk.