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Conveyancing advisors are property lawyers who transfer ownership of property from one owner to another (for either businesses or individuals). They are responsible for ensuring titles to the property are transferred from seller to purchaser and advise on any legal issues with the property.
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There are several routes to becoming a conveyancing advisor. You can gain the qualifications you need by
completing a training course, an apprenticeship, or working your way towards the role.
You should explore these routes to become a conveyancing advisor to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
You can become a conveyancing advisor by completing a professional qualification through the Council for Licensed Conveyancers(CLC) such as Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice or a Level 6 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice.
You can study even if you’re not working in the legal profession. Each diploma takes around 18 to 24 months to complete, including practical experience.
If you have an existing degree in another subject such as law, a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or a Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) diploma, you may be able to complete your qualification more quickly.
You could do a technician conveyancer higher apprenticeship and move onto a licensed conveyancer degree apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you will be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
You could apply for a job in a conveyancing office and work your way up by training to become a registered conveyancing advisor.
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 fully qualify.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a conveyancer. Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a conveyancing advisor include:
As a conveyancing advisor you will be responsible for providing advise and information about properties to prospective buyers. You will manage all aspecrs of this including client relationship management, documentation updating, or dealing with finances.
The job role of a conveyancing advisor includes the following duties:
The expected salary for a conveyancing advisor varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019
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As a conveyancing advisor, you could do additional training to become a legal advisor and be employed by large companies to provide counsel in legal matters.
You could set up a private practice or work as a self-employed consultant and set your own salary.