What is conveyancing?

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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:

Conveyancing Guide for Buyers

We have a simplified guide for the conveyancing process for buyers, its brief step-by-step run through for purchasing a residential property.

Conveyancing Guide for Sellers

We also have a simplified guide to conveyancing for sellers. We run through the conveyancing process step-by-step for residential property sales (residential).

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