Diary of a high street conveyancer: 19th December 2022

So, it is Christmas. For my final diary of the year, I planned to write a conveyancer’s Twelve Days of Christmas, but saw that someone had beaten to me to it (and no, that conveyancing tweeter is not me, although I do have a Twitter account if you want to follow me). So, with apologies to Judy Garland, here is the song we can all sing this Christmas.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light,
For the next two weeks,
Your clients will be out of sight.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the yuletide gay,
Just make sure you lodge the SDLT requests and pay before the holiday.

Think about conveyancing in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore,
Friendly firms who were close to us,
As we practised a respected area of law.

Through the year,
We all worked hard together,
If estate agents would allow,
Get exchanges done quickly,
And we did, although we know not how,
So pack your files,
And have a merry little Christmas now.

The secret high street conveyancer will return in the New Year with their weekly musings and thoughts on conveyancing and the challenges conveyancers all meet on a daily basis.


Read last year’s poem here.



This is written by a real high street conveyancer who wishes to remain anonymous. Read more in Today’s Conveyancer every week.

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