263. Using an agent.

If the buyer's solicitor is unable to attend personally at completion, but does not wish to complete through the post1, he may appoint another solicitor to act as his agent who will attend completion in person and will carry out the same procedures that the buyer's solicitor would have done had he been present2.

The agent will generally be a solicitor who practises within the vicinity of the office where completion is due to take place, and he should be given full instructions in advance of the completion date. Copies of all the documents which the buyer's solicitor would normally