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THE

CONVEYANCING AND LAW OF PROPERTY

ACT, 1881

,

AND

THE VENDOR AND PURCHASER ACT,

1874,

WITH NOTES; AND FORMS AND PRECEDENTS ADAPTED FOR USE

UNDER THE ACTS;

ALSO

THE SOLICITORS' REMUNERATION ACT, 1881.

BY

EDWARD PARKER WOLSTENHOLME, M.A.,

OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER, ONE OF THE CONVEYANCING COUNSEL OF THE COURT;

AND

RICHARD OTTAWAY TURNER, M. A.,

OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER.

SECOND EDITION.

London:

WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, 27 FLEET STREET.

1882.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

STAY FORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE HUGH McCALMONT EARL CAIRNS

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY

Dedicated

BY THE AUTHORS.

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST EDITION.

In February, 1880, Earl Cairns, then Lord Chancellor, introduced in the House of Lords Bills for three Acts, of which the short titles were to be The Settled Land Act, 1880, The Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1880, and The Solicitors Remuneration Act, 1880. The Bills were read a second time in March : but the dissolution of Parliament in the same month stopped their further progress.

On the assembling of the new Parliament in May, 1880, the three Bills, with improvements, were again introduced in the House of Lords by Lord Cairns (who had then ceased to be Lord Chancellor), and were passed through that House and sent down to the House of Commons, but there dropped.

Finally, in January, 1881, the three Bills, with further improvements, were re-introduced by Lord Cairns; and they again, with amendments, passed the House of Lords and went down to the House of Commons, which they reached in February. The Remuneration Bill passed the Commons, with further amendments, and was sent back to the Lords in July. In the meantime the other two Bills had made no progress beyond second reading, except that on the 4th of April the Conveyancing Bill was referred to a Select Committee; but the new Liberal Government being hostile to the Settled Land Bill, and treating the Conveyancing Bill as part of the same scheme, the appointment of the Committee was not

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