Are you interested in property law? Do you want to help others out regarding transferring properties? In that case conveyance might be the perfect career for you. This job is full of excitement as it can make you face new challenges daily.
Conveyancers are those who advise you on the trading of your property. They prepare all the documents for the deal. They work as the representative of their clients during the whole process of transferring properties. Their work also includes researches against the property or the other party with government departments. They are also branded as property conveyancer or the settlement agents. Specialized property lawyers who are qualified and professional in the legal works regarding buying and selling property are eligible to be the licensed conveyancers. A Licensed Conveyancer will make sure that all documentation, contracts and monetary arrangements connected with trading a residential or commercial property are in order. They have almost the same legal authority to act as a solicitor and this is why they can do everything that a solicitor does while conveyancing.
A conveyancer has to be someone with skills. Otherwise it will be difficult to fulfil the deal without any hazards. The skills that a conveyancer should have are:
- Excellent communication skills
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to negotiate and strong research skill
- Impeccable time management skills
- Outstanding interviewing skills along with reading comprehension and writing clarity
- Basic computer skills
- Honesty and integrity
- Sound judgement
Along with these skills they need some other requirements as well. The first requirement to be in conveyancing or to own a conveyancing business is to have a license. In case of the legal practitioners or an integrated legal practice or solicitor corporation this requirement is not necessary, because they already are licensed to do legal works. The next one is that you will need to pass at least 4 GCSE with grades between A and C (or equivalent) and that includes English Language courses and Math courses. In case you have a law degree then you do not need to follow above rules.
As I mentioned that license is very important and to get a license, a person must:
- be at least of 18 years
- hold an appropriate qualification (graduation in this case)
- have a go signal from CLC (Conveyancing license council)
- contribute to the Compensation Fund (paid with the license application fee).
There are also some offered courses or diplomas on conveyancing in several universities. These courses generally cover the following fields or areas:
- Foundation of Legal Knowledge
- Knowledge of contracts
- Vendor and Purchaser law along with revenue Law
- Finance and Security
- Management and accounting
There are also courses on professional skills. Conveyancers also must know to:
- Conduct research and investigations (Handling title searches, Interview clients)
- Investigating planned developments and potential legal issues
- Prepare and execute legal documents
- Maintain client records and legal files
- Maintain log of time spent working for each client
- Negotiate with the clients
- Give useful advice to clients
Along with conveyancing there are other career options as well for those who have interest in these fields. They can work as legal secretaries or work in real estate business. But compare to these jobs conveyancing is more fun as you can get in touch with many people. And this job has attractive amount of fees. This job gives you high job security and you can live the dream life of yours. Yet it can be nerve-racking sometime when you have to handle more than one client at a time. But if you are person who loves to take challenges then this job is perfect for you.