Are you good in property law? Do you have any interest in helping others out regarding transferring properties? Then conveyancing might be the ideal career for you. This job is full of excitement with a mixture of finance and law and can make you face new challenges daily.
What is conveyancer’s job?
conveyancers are the advisers who advise you on the trade of your property. They prepare all the documentation for the deal. They act as the representative of their clients during the transaction. They also carry out researches against the property or the other party with government departments. They also are there on the day of signing the deal. They are also known as property conveyancers or the settlement agents.
Professional property lawyers who are qualified and specialise in the legal works about buying and selling property can be the licensed conveyancers. A Licensed Conveyancer will make sure that all certification, contracts and financial arrangements connected with buying or selling a residential or commercial property are in order. They have the same legal authority to act as a solicitor and this why they can do everything that a solicitor does in a conveyancing transaction.
Skills that a conveyancer should have:
- Excellent communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to negotiate
- Impeccable time management skills
- Outstanding interviewing skills
- Reading comprehension and writing clarity skills
- basic computer skills
- Strong research skills
- Honesty and integrity
- Sound judgement
The first requirement to be a conveyancer or own a conveyancing business is to have a license. This requirement is not for the legal practitioners or an integrated legal practice or solicitor corporation.
You will need to pass at least 4 GCSE with grades between A and C (or equivalent) including English Language courses and Math courses. But if you have a law degree then you do not need to follow above rules.
To get a license, a person must:
- be at least 18 years old
- hold an appropriate qualification
- have a green signal from CLC (conveyancing license council)
- Contribute to the Compensation Fund (paid with the license application fee).
There are offered courses or diplomas on conveyancing in several universities. The courses generally cover the following fields or areas:
- Foundation of Legal Knowledge
- Knowledge of contracts
- Vendor and Purchaser law
- Revenue Law
- Professional Skills
- Finance and Security
- Management and accounting
Conveyancers must know to:
- Conduct research and investigations
- Handling title searches
- Interview clients
- Investigating planned developments and potential legal issues
- Delegate tasks to legal assistants and secretaries
- Maintain client records and legal files
- Maintain log of time spent working for each client
- Negotiate with the clients
- Prepare and execute legal documents
- Give useful advice to clients
- Take statements from clients
Not only conveyancing but there are other career options as well for those who have interest in these fields. They can work as legal secretaries for property lawyers or work in real estate business. But conveyancer job is more fun as you can get in touch with many people. And this job has handsome amount of fees. So by choosing this job you can have a life you dream about. This job gives you high job security. However it can be stressful sometime when you have to handle more than one client at a time. But if you are person who is more into taking challenges then this job is perfect for you.