What Is Conveyancing? & Other FAQ's

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal term used to describe the transfer of a property from one owner (the seller or vendor) to another (the buyer or purchaser).

Licensed Conveyancers are experts in the field of conveyancing (property matters). Because we can handle many varied property matters, we not only have wide experience in the usual agent sales, but also in auction, "off the plan", options and private sales.

A conveyance comes into being by a Contract of Sale of Land. This is normally prepared by a legally qualified person, such as a conveyancer acting for a vendor and is checked by the purchaser's conveyancer.

Besides dealing with the actual contract and transfer, many ancillary functions are involved such as checking to see if the property is affected by:

Other types of conveyancing work include:

Do I need a solicitor as well as a conveyancer when buying or selling property?

No, Conveyancers are specialists who are educated and qualified to provide expert advice in relation to matters of conveyancing law. We do not handle other legal matters such as wills, divorces, criminal matters, personal injury claims and the like. This means that our attention is not diverted by other, more pressing matters.

Will I save money using a conveyancer?

Yes. Generally conveyancers will charge a flat fee plus any associated disbursements such as searches, whereas Solicitors usually charge on a scale dependent on the purchase or sale price.

Is it safe to use a conveyancer?

All Conveyancers in NSW are required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. It is compulsory for Licensed Conveyancers to undertake additional professional training every year in order to renew their licence.