Licensed conveyancer

The following applies to Real Property Act dealings and and the General Register. 

A licensed conveyancer cannot execute Water Access Licence dealings.

The requirements for execution of Real Property Act dealings and General Register documents by a licensed conveyancer are similar to those for a solicitor. The word 'conveyancer' must be stated. See s4 Conveyancers Licensing Act 1995.

A licensed conveyancer may not execute a Real Property Act dealing or General Register document on behalf of a party dealing with their estate or interest.

A licensed conveyancer may execute a Real Property Act dealing or General Register document on behalf of the party taking. The licensed conveyancer's own name must be stated legibly (the name of the licensed conveyancer's firm alone is insufficient) and it must be stated that the signatory is the licensed conveyancer for the party taking. The signature does not have to be witnessed. A licensed conveyancer may execute the dealing or document on behalf of himself as the party taking.

A licensed conveyancer may sign on behalf of any party to a postponement of mortgage, variation of lease or variation of mortgage who is benefited by the transaction.

A licensed conveyancer may not sign on behalf of a party as regards the covenant or easement details included in a transfer.