Conveyancing FAQ’s

Published On: 1 September 2020
What is a Conveyancer?

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the ownership of property from one person to another.

A Conveyancer is a licensed and qualified professional who can:

  • provide information and advice about the sale or purchase of property
  • prepare legal documentation for property transactions
  • represent either the vendor or the buyer during the settlement process
  • prepare documents to subdivide land, update a title (i.e. register a death) or register, change or remove an easement.

A Conveyancer will assist you to meet your legal obligations and protects your rights and interests.

What’s the difference between a Conveyancer and a Solicitor?

Conveyancers are specialists who are educated and qualified to provide professional and expert advice in relation to property law and conveyancing matters. Conveyancers do not handle other legal matters such as wills, divorces, family or criminal law.

Why should I choose a Conveyancer?

Conveyancers are qualified experts who specialize in the legal aspects of buying and selling real estate. Conveyancers are focused solely on property transactions and can provide expert advice in relation to conveyancing matters. They are your advocate and liaise with all parties to the transaction to get the answers you need. Conveyancers are insured and have professional indemnity insurance to cover you in the unlikely event that something does go wrong.

When should I contact a Conveyancer?

The earlier, the better. As soon as you decide to buy or sell, it makes sense to choose and consult with your Conveyancer. Our service includes perusing the Contract and Form 1 prior to signing to ensure the appropriate clauses are included for your protection and that the specified timeframes are achievable.

How much does it cost?

Our conveyancing fees are extremely competitive. Please call us on (08) 8536 3860 so that we can discuss your individual requirements and give you an obligation-free quote. We will also advise on any additional costs that you may need to consider.

What happens at settlement?

Settlement is the finalization of the sale and purchase process, including the lodgement of transfer documents and the exchange of funds. This is completed on the electronic settlement platform, where both Conveyancers and Banks will agree to a time for the documentation and funds to be exchanged and lodged. There is no requirement for you to physically attend settlement. As your representative, your Conveyancer will notify you and the Real Estate Agent via phone once the settlement has been completed.

When do I collect the keys?

Once your Conveyancer has notified you and the Real Estate Agent that the settlement has been completed, you can then collect the keys from the Agent.