What is conveyancing?
Buying a house can be exciting, but it’s also confusing, expensive and exhausting. One of the most confusing aspects of purchasing a property is the conveyancing process. What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the word used to describe the legal work involved in buying or selling a property. The process is carried out by a legal professional or solicitor known as a conveyancer.
The conveyancing process includes a number of necessary steps that the conveyancer must take. Here’s a quick summary of the work they do:
- Check Certificate of Title
- Property Searches
- Contract advice
- Write up contracts
- Liaise with the other-side solicitors
- Liaise with mortgagors and financiers
Conveyancers will handle payment between the seller and buyer, they’ll also handle the payment of stamp duty and any other requirements.
For a more detailed look at the conveyancing process read our guides for buyers and sellers:
We have a simplified guide for the conveyancing process for buyers, its brief step-by-step run through for purchasing a residential property.
We also have a simplified guide to conveyancing for sellers. We run through the conveyancing process step-by-step for residential property sales (residential).