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What is the Difference between a Lawyer and a Conveyancer?

Selling or buying a property can be an exciting time, but it is also a time when attention to detail and due diligence are incredibly important. Property transactions are typically the most significant transactions of your life – and having the support and advice of experienced professionals can help ensure those transactions are handled correctly.

Choosing an experienced conveyancing team helps you to protect your property transaction. Here at Conveyancing.com.au, we are committed to offering convenient conveyancing that helps you settle easily and efficiently.

When it comes to managing your property transaction, the reality is that a licensed conveyancer and a property lawyer are both highly capable of delivering quality care and ensuring that your conveyancing needs are handled professionally and carefully.

Whether you’re the seller or the buyer, engaging an experienced conveyancing team to manage your conveyancing is a critical part of the legal process that sees ownership of one property legally transfer to another party. The choice of which conveyancing team you should trust, so that they can look after all the legal documentation required to ensure an efficient settlement, is a decision that you should seriously.

Highly experienced paralegals, who specialise in property conveyancing, often do much of the behind-the-scenes work in any property transaction. Licensed conveyancers, who have achieved their industry-regulated qualification after years of dedicated study, support each transaction by applying their extensive knowledge and comprehensive expertise. The best conveyancing teams also have the added support of property lawyers, who are there to step in, as the need may arise, to look after more complex matters.

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If you’re considering a property to buy, getting a thorough review of the contract helps give you a full understanding of the property’s details, including exclusions and inclusions, as well as planning schemes; proposed works; encumbrances; outgoings such as water rates, council rates and corporation fees; approved building permits and more.

Choosing a business that provides a broad scope of conveyancing services offers you better protection and the peace of mind that comes from knowing all the legal paperwork necessary for the settlement will be properly prepared. At Conveyancing.com.au, our clear communication keeps you informed at each important step in your property transaction. If there is something unique about your conveyancing needs, we will recommend additional legal support, only as needed. This will ensure you have the best possible legal protection for a successful settlement.

Lawyer or conveyancer?

Before you choose a conveyancer, make sure they are fully licensed by their state’s relevant authority. Without appropriate licensing, they are not legally allowed to offer conveyancing services at all.

Reviewing the acceptable and unacceptable terms or risks associated with buying a property, as outlined in a contract and any disclosure material, can be looked after by either a licensed conveyancer or a lawyer with conveyancing experience. If you require a power of attorney to sign the contract, that process can be certified by a lawyer (and, in some states, by a licensed conveyancer), and the certified copy must be provided at settlement. If you are selling a property, the contract and disclosure material can be prepared by a licensed conveyancer or a lawyer.

The importance of greater legal protection

Using a conveyancing team that also provides a wider scope of legal support and advice is about more than the benefit of transparent pricing. With the support of experienced property lawyers who are part of a conveyancing team, you’ll have the opportunity to easily access professional legal advice, in case there is a hiccup throughout the settlement process.

Trust our qualified conveyancing team

At Conveyancing.com.au, we are lawyers and licensed conveyancers – and we are committed to offering convenient conveyancing that helps you settle easily and efficiently. To learn more about our handy digital tools, streamlined services and 7-day customer support, get in touch with our reliable conveyancing team today.

If you would like a quick quote, please request a free quote below. You can also ask us questions using our live-chat or call us on 1300 932 738 and speak with one of our team members today.

This article is provided for general information purposes only. Its content is current at the date of publication. It is not legal advice and is not tailored to meet your individual needs. You should obtain specialist advice based on your specific circumstances before taking any action concerning the matters discussed in this article.

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