Conveyancers can either possess the qualifications necessary to practice conveyancing or they can be a lawyer. If you decide to use a Conveyancer who is not a lawyer, the rule of thumb is that they need to be fully licensed, otherwise they can’t practice conveyancing at all! Therefore, it is always a good idea to ask a conveyancer to demonstrate that they are fully licensed, so you can be satisfied the person representing you is legally allowed to.
Furthermore, it is important to bear in mind that conveyancers who are not lawyers are limited in the scope of conveyancing services they can provide you. This is because certain services can only be executed by lawyer. For example, if you have Contract of Sale and Vendor’s Statement that requires a review of the acceptable and unacceptable terms or risks associated with buying the property, only a lawyer can provide this service followed by written advice. If you require a Power of Attorney to sign the Contract, it must be certified by a lawyer and the certified copy to be provided at settlement. If you are selling, the Contract of Sale and Vendor’s Statement must be prepared by lawyer. A conveyancer who is not a lawyer legally cannot perform these services, and must therefore rely on the help of a lawyer. As a result, you may be charged an extra fee.
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