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Conveyancing Licence

To provide conveyancing services in England and Wales, you must obtain a conveyancing licence and register with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).

LICENCE Name

Conveyancing Licence

AUTHORITY

Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC)

TIME TO GET LICENCED 4 weeks
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years, right to work in UK
QUALIFICATION(S) NEEDED Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

Pre-application requirements

Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice
Achieve 1200 hours practical experience in a conveyancing practice or legal firm
2

Application for conveyancing licence

Certified proof of identity and proof of current address
Certificates of education and training
Statement of Practical Experience
Any supporting documents relating to conduct, financial and mental health disclosures
Get Licenced

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What does a conveyancer do?

Licensed Conveyancers are qualified, professional property lawyers who specialise in the legal aspects surrounding buying and selling property in England and Wales.

Basically, they are specialised experts who will ensure that all documentation, contracts and financial arrangements associated with buying or selling a property or piece of land are in order. Some of the services that can be performed by a licensed conveyancer include counselling clients on every step of the buying and selling process from contact signing to any legal hurdles that may occur along the way.

Do I need qualifications to become a conveyancer?

Individuals looking to pursue a career as a professional conveyancer must obtain a Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice.

They should have also achieved 1200 hours practical experience in a conveyancing practice or legal firm supervised by a licensed conveyancer or a solicitor.

As part of their application in applying for a conveyancing licence, applicants may also need to complete and pass an assessment examination by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).

How to apply for a conveyancing licence

To apply for a conveyancing licence you must register with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).

FAQs

A conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor helps with the settlement and title transfer process by ensuring that their client is meeting all legal obligations and that the client's rights are protected during this transaction.
Yes, a Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice in required, as well as 1200 hours practical experience in a conveyancing practice or legal firm.
Trainee conveyancers can look to earn between £18k - £24k before increasing to £25-£40k as they move into mid-level conveyancer positions.