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).