What is conveyancing?

The transfer of real estate from one owner to another. 

WHAT IS A CONVEYANCER:

A Conveyancer is a person who must be licensed to prepare legal documentation and give legal advice on property matters.

The Conveyancers Act 2006 was introduced to protect the interests of those who either bought or sold property or had other matters relating to property and chose not to use a Solicitor for the conveyancing process.   Prior to 2008, anyone could act for a seller or a buyer or you could even act on your own behalf.  

The Conveyancing Industry is now tightly regulated by Consumer Affairs Victoria and Licenses are issued by the Business Licensing Authority but only after when strict qualifications have been met.   

All Conveyancers who own or manage a conveyancing business must be Licensed and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance coverage.  

Other real estate property transactions undertaken by Licenced Conveyancers include:

  • Subdivision or land consolidation applications by owners
  • Amending names, addresses, manner of holding on the Title Register held by Land Date
  • Family, Spousal or Other Related Party Property Transfers 
  • Transmission Applications for Deceased Estates
  • Applying for a new Certificate of Title when the title deeds have been lost, misplaced or thought to be destroyed
  • Review Contracts for Purchasers who are buying “off the plan”

WHAT MAKES A GOOD CONVEYANCER?

Commitment to providing the best service and fairness possible for all clients and maintaining communication with their clients.