Choosing and using a licensed conveyancer

Under the Administration of Justice Act 1985, the Licensed Conveyancer became authorised to offer conveyancing services to consumers. Conveyancing is the legal process involved in transferring buildings and/or land from one owner to another and dealing with the financial transactions.

A Licensed Conveyancer is a qualified specialist conveyancing lawyer who concentrates solely on dealing with property or conveyancing. As a result, a Licensed Conveyancer operate under a bespoke conveyancing regulatory framework, which is designed specifically to continually ensure consumer protection for users of conveyancing services provided by Licensed Conveyancing lawyers .

A Licensed Conveyancer are required to comply with the regulatory requirements, which include maintaining professional indemnity insurance and compliance with all the Rules of professional conduct including the timely disclosure of relevant conveyancing information to clients such as cost estimates, financial arrangements with third parties and updates on key developments in a conveyancing transaction .

All the key parties involved in the home buying and selling/ conveyancing process including financial institutions such as banks and lenders recognise a Licensed Conveyancer firm.

All Licensed Conveyancers are listed in the directory with telephone numbers are those who are eligible to offer conveyancing services direct to the public. Those without a telephone number are only able to offer conveyancing services through their employer.  A directory of conveyancing lawyers (whether conveyancing firms or an individual Licensed Conveyancer) is available at the CLC website.