Hiring A Conveyancing Lawyer

23 January 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog


If you are interested in buying a new home, there are going to be a lot of little details to take care of, legally speaking. Many of these details are not done by the realtor, so you need to hire someone who is experienced in conveyancing laws to make sure that all of those little details are taken care of properly. Some people do try to do this work themselves, but you can save a lot of time and trouble by letting someone who is experienced in this area of the law do this work. Read on to learn more about what conveyancers do, and why hiring one will be beneficial for you rather than trying to do everything yourself.

What Do Conveyancers Do?

Whereas a realtor is trained to know about real estate, a conveyancing specialist is trained to know all about the legalities involved with a home sale. Many conveyancing specialists have additional training in this area, while others specialise in conveyancing only. When hiring a conveyancer, look for one who belongs to the Australian Institute of Conveyancers to ensure that you will be working with someone who meets all of the standards of the profession. Conveyancers have many responsibilities, including the following:

  • Document Searches – Your conveyancing specialist will do all of the appropriate document searches to make sure that you own the title to the home, free and clear.
  • Prepare Sales Contracts – If your real estate agent doesn't do up the sales contract, your conveyancer can. He or she will also take care of any negotiations prior to the sale of the home.
  • Work With Both Parties – The conveyancer will be a go-between for you, the seller and the financial institution where you will be getting financing for your new home.
  • Other Details – Any legal details that surround the sale of the home will be dealt with by the conveyancer, and they will act as an advocate on your behalf to make sure that you don't end up with any legal problems after buying the home.

Avoid DIY Conveyancing

You are making a huge investment when you buy a home, so you want to make sure that nothing is going to happen to jeopardize that investment. Because there are so many legalities involved, it is pretty easy for the layperson to end up missing something, and that something could end up being very important. Rather than putting yourself through all of the stress of trying to take care of paperwork, knowing what paperwork you need, etc., simply let someone who is experienced in all aspects of conveyancing do it for you.