What You Need to Know About Conveyancing

Buying real estate, especially investment properties, requires a lot of paperwork and a lot of attention to detail. One form signed in the wrong order or not signed at all can expose all parties involved to unacceptable risk. We always recommend hiring a conveyancer to ensure that your Perth property is transferred from seller to buyer and that payment is transferred from lender to seller.

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Conveyancing is the process of making sure that the legal title of a property is transferred from one entity or person to another. Usually, it is a three-step process: before contract, before completion and after completion.

What is a Conveyancer?

A conveyancer is a qualified professional who is Free Sale Appraisal, prepare correct documentation and conduct the process of settlement—they may or may not be lawyers.

Situations in which a conveyancer is essential include selling or buying a property, subdividing land, changing, registering or removing an easement and updating a title, such as registering a death.

What Does a Conveyancer Do?

If you are a buyer, the conveyancer will do the following:

  • Clarify, prepare and lodge legal documents such as memorandum of transfer and contract of sale.
  • Research the certificate of title and the property itself, including the type of title, easements and any other issue that is relevant.
  • Put your deposit money in what is known as a trust account.
  • Calculate adjustment of taxes and rates.
  • Execute settlement of the property: act on your behalf during the entire process and contact your lender as final payments are executed.
  • Represent your interest with any agent or vendor.
  • If you are a seller, the conveyancer will do the following:

  • Complete and sort all legal documents.
  • Represent your interests in responding to buyer requests such as title questions or extending dates.
  • Finding a Conveyancer

    We don’t recommend just picking one at random; instead, we recommend doing your due diligence. The first thing to do is ask any family members or friends who bought or sold a home lately if they would recommend their conveyancer.

    Then, you need to compile a list of questions and see if you are comfortable with the conveyancer’s answers.

    For more information, call 1300 472 427 today.


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