How to Become a Licensed Conveyancer

By Eliana Kalsky

A conveyancer is the term used in the United Kingdom to describe a lawyer who specializes in the legal aspects of real estate, in particular the buying and selling of land and buildings. In essence, a licensed conveyancer is a lawyer who acts on behalf of a client regarding the purchase or sale of a piece of property and who also researches and drafts all contracts related to the sale.

Complete your legal education and any preliminary courses as required by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. Its website outlines the appropriate courses such as Law of Contract, Land Law and Introduction of Law and Legal Method. You must have a passing mark of 50 percent in each assignment to be eligible to sit for the licensing exams.

Undergo two years of supervised training under the guidance of a lending institution, building society, local government office or law office.

Download and complete an application for a license from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers' website. It should be submitted to the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

Wait to receive your appointment for an interview. Attend the interview on the date specified.

Take the licensing exams issued by the council. You'll receive the license in the mail if you pass.

About the Author

Eliana Kalsky is a freelance writer currently living in Manhattan. After earning her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in London, England, she began writing as a career after moving to Miami in 2001. She has published a number of travel articles for both American and British publications.