Licensed conveyancers are property lawyers who deal with the paperwork and finances needed to buy and sell property (houses, flats, business premises) or land in England and Wales.

Day-to-Day Activities

  • advising clients on the buying and selling process
  • researching who legally owns the property being bought
  • conducting ‘searches’ – asking local authorities about anything that might affect the property
  • drafting contracts with details of the sale
  • talking to mortgage lenders, estate agents and solicitors
  • paying taxes like stamp duty
  • preparing leases and transfer documents
  • keeping records of payments
  • checking that contracts are signed and exchanged.

Technology Skills

  • Data base user interface and query software: e.g. Data entry software, Microsoft Access
  • Desktop publishing software: e.g. Microsoft Publisher
  • Document management software: e.g. Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Office suite software: e.g. Corel Office Suite, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office,

Employment Prospects

  • 74,438 licensed conveyancers are employed in the UK.
  • New job opportunities are very likely in the future.

Working Environment

  • 9 to 5
  • Office
  • Part-Time
  • Throughout the UK

Time - Average of 38 hours per week.

Compare with the paid time worked by full-time employees in the UK.

Pay - Average of £620 per week.

Compare with the pay, excluding overtime, for full-time employees across the UK.


Route to Employment



  • Any

Other Information

You can get into this job through an apprenticeship, working towards this role or training with a professional body. To become a licensed conveyancer in England and Wales, you must pass the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) qualification and registered with them.

Popular Degree Subjects

The most common degree subjects to be a Licensed Conveyancer

Employability Skills Needed

Employability Skills Key:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organisation & Time Management
  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Teamwork

Interests Needed

Interests Key:

  • Conventional
  • Investigative
  • Enterprising

Knowledge Needed

Knowledge Key:

  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management

Abilities Needed

Abilities Key:

  • Near Vision
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Category Flexibility
  • Speech Recognition
  • Problem Sensitivity

Work Styles Needed

Work Styles Key:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Achievement & Effort
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology Experience Needed

Technology Key:

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Desktop publishing software
  • Document management software
  • Office suite software

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