Conveyancing rights for ILEX members

Conveyancing rights for ILEX members

The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as an approved regulator under the Legal Services Act 2007, and operating through ILEX Professional Standards Ltd (IPS) is proposing to make an application to become an approved regulator to grant rights to undertake conveyancing to those of its members who are suitably qualified.

The Legal Services Act 2007 specifies reserved instrument activities as a reserved legal activity that can only be carried out by authorised persons. ?Reserved instrument activities? are defined by paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 of the 2007 Act and are referred to in this document as conveyancing or conveyancing rights.

The scope of the rights being sought is to be found in the definition of ?reserved instrument activities? as defined in the 2007 Act, and are:

  • preparing any instrument of transfer or charge for the purposes of the Land Registration Act 2002;
  • making an application or lodging a document for registration under that Act;
  • preparing any other instrument relating to real or personal estate for the purposes of the law of England and Wales or instrument relating to court proceedings in England and Wales.

where “instrument” is defined as including a contract for the sale or disposition of land (except a contract to grant a short lease).

A copy of the consultation paper and form on which responses should be submitted can be downloaded from the ILEX PS web site at

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