The Law Society of England & Wales has now issued guidance to conveyancers on how to navigate completions set for next Monday, 19th September 2022. 

To mark the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II, a bank holiday has been declared by King Charles III to take place on that day. Consequently, many have asked what this means in both practical and in legal terms for completions scheduled for the 19th September.

Initial arrangements were first announced by the Land Registry (which can be read here) and this was closely followed by The Law Society's release of very comprehensive guidance on what conveyancers should consider, which can be read here.  

The issued guidance is that everyone needs to be pragmatic, collaborative and consumer focused. The aim is to enable consumers to complete their transactions with as little disruption and additional cost as possible.

If you need any further information, guidance, or legal advice, including conveyancing of a property in England contact our designated UKRE team Anna Douglass, Alastair Hargreaves, and Caren Vidamour.

Author Anna Douglass Solicitor & Counsel
Author Alastair Hargreaves Advocate, Solicitor & Managing Partner
Author Caren Vidamour Executive Assistant