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.
- 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.
- 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, OpenOffice.org
- 74,438 licensed conveyancers are employed in the UK.
- New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
- 9 to 5
- Throughout the UK
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Route to Employment
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.
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