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Licensed conveyancer

Alternative titles for this job include Property lawyer

Conveyancers are property lawyers who deal with the legal and financial sides of buying and selling property and land.

Average salary (a year)

£20,000 Starter

to

£45,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

36 to 40 a week

You could work

9am to 5pm

How to become

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How to become a licensed conveyancer

You can get into this job through:

  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role
  • training with a professional body

Apprenticeship

You could do a technician conveyancer higher apprenticeship, then move onto a licensed conveyancer degree apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship

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Work

You could start in a conveyancing office and work your way up by training to become a registered conveyancing technician.

You'll need:

  • 6 months' practical experience in a probate or conveyancing practice, in a legal firm or in an organisation offering probate services to the public
  • to apply for registration with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers

You could then take the Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice to qualify as a professional conveyancer.

Other Routes

You can take the following qualifications through the Council for Licensed Conveyancers:

  • Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 4
  • Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice Level 6

You can start studying even if you're not working in the legal profession. Each diploma takes around 18 to 24 months to complete, including practical experience.

You may be able to complete these more quickly if you already have a legal qualification, for example:

  • law degree
  • legal practice course
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 Diploma

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Registration

Further information

You can get more details about careers in conveyancing from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • legal knowledge including court procedures and government regulations
  • knowledge of English language
  • active listening skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • maths skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

As a conveyancer, you'll:

  • advise clients on the property buying and selling process
  • research who legally owns land and property
  • conduct searches with local authorities for things that might affect a sale
  • draft sale contracts
  • talk to mortgage lenders, estate agents and solicitors
  • check financial records
  • prepare leases and transfer documents
  • keep buyers and sellers up to date with progress of a sale
  • make sure property taxes are paid
  • maintain accurate records
  • deal with exchange of contracts to complete a sale

Working environment

You could work in an office or at a client's business.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

With experience, you could manage a conveyancing department in a large company, or set up your own conveyancing firm.

You could also take further training to become a solicitor.

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Apprentice Conveyancer

  • Wage: £9,000.00 Annually
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Conveyancing Technican Apprenticeship

  • Wage: £18,000.00 Annually
  • Location:

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