Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why use a Conveyancer?

Conveyancers are experts in the legal work associated with property and business transfers. They do not do criminal or family law work. In property matters, they have experience in the usual sales as well as auction, “off the plan”, option and private sales. Licensed conveyancers are encouraged to speak in “plain English” and to avoid “legalese” in discussions with their clients.

Q. Does that mean that a conveyancer only deals in the sale of land?

No, a conveyance is the passing of title or an interest in property from one person to another and property can be something tangible like a right of way, an easement, a lease, a mortgage or even a pattern or trademark. Our regular clients include those buying or selling a business and those leasing retail or commercial premises.

Q. Will I save money using a conveyancer?

Not necessarily. Traditionally Conveyancers charged less than a solicitor did for the same work, but competition has forced Solicitors to lower their prices. Remember though, that you will get specialised property legals without distraction when you use a Licenced Conveyancer. You cannot guarantee that a solicitor is a property law specialist and usually, he will have other commitments which restrict his availability. Generally you will be charged a flat fee plus disbursements (amounts paid out for searches, inspections etc). You will obtain a written estimate at commencement and a full account at completion.

Q. Are my interests protected when I use a conveyancer?

Absolutely! A licensed conveyancer must be fully trained and qualified before being granted a licence and a licensed conveyancer must carry Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Q. What parts of the process can All About Conveyancing NOT assist with?

We do not offer advice or assistance with finance or taxation issues. We are not qualified to do so. Your accountant is the first person you should consult on these issues if you have concerns.