257. Completion by personal attendance.

Traditionally completion takes place when the buyer's solicitor and the seller's solicitor meet together in person, usually at the seller's solicitor's office, and the buyer's solicitor hands over the purchase price in return for the title deeds1.

It is now more common for completion to take place through the post2. However, if the transaction is complex or of a high value, consideration should be given to completing the matter in person since, when this method is employed, the buyer's solicitor is able physically to inspect all the relevant documents prior to handing over the purchase price; he takes possession of