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A conveyancing advisor is responsible for managing the process of transferring ownership of a property from one owner (which could be an individual or a business) to another.

Average salaries are in the region of £25,000.00 to £40,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

A conveyancing advisor is responsible for managing the process of transferring ownership of a property from one owner (which could be an individual or a business) to another.

What they do

Working as a Conveyancing Adviser involves dealing with legal and financial matters when it comes to purchasing land or property for a project. Your ultimate aim is to protect the best interests of the client – whether that be the purchaser or the vendor. This ranges from confirming who legally owns the property and the land it’s on, to ensuring that all necessary payments are made or received by the appropriate parties.

A conveyancing advisor’s everyday duties will involve working with important legal documents such as deeds, mortgages and leases, and preparing documentation ready for exchange of contracts.

It also involves liaising with mortgage lenders, estate agents and solicitors, as well as with the other party’s conveyancer.

In England and Wales, this work is carried out by a licensed conveyancer; in Scotland conveyancing work is usually carried out by a solicitor.

As a Conveyancing Adviser, you would be: 

  • Advising clients on buying and selling properties
  • Researching information and sharing this with others
  • Checking and confirming ownership details through searches and other means
  • Maintaining detailed records, both paper documents and on a computer-based system
  • Keeping the client up to date by phone, email, mail and face to face meetings
  • Liaising with other professionals including lenders and other legal teams
  • Preparing necessary contract documents
  • Dealing with financial aspects of the sale or purchase
  • Finalising exchange of contracts

Hours & Salary

  • Newly trained conveyancing advisors can earn in the region of £16,000-£20,000
  • Trained with experience conveyancing advisors can earn in the region of £25,000-£40,000
  • Senior, chartered or master conveyancing advisors can earn in the region of £50,000-£70,000

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 

This role will usually involve working standard office hours, Monday to Friday. There may be times when you would need to work in the evenings or at weekends, particularly in more senior roles. 

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Qualifications & Training

What qualifications or subjects do I need for this role?

There are a number of routes that can lead to a position as a Conveyancing Advisor but all eventually involve passing the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) exams.

One way of embarking on a career in conveyancing is via training on the job, which will usually require at least four GCSEs (A-C) – or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals – including English.   

In practice, most qualified conveyancers will have gained a degree or equivalent in law/legal studies, accounting/finance or business studies.

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Career trends and forecasts

16,690 additional staff needed

The UK construction industry will need an additional 16,690 non-construction professional, technical, IT and other office-based staff (which includes conveyancers) to meet demand between 2017 until 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI).  The majority of this demand will be in the South West followed by East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, and Scotland and Wales.

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