Conveyancing Tips And Tricks

30 June 2021
 Categories: Law, Blog


Conveyancing is a critical aspect of any property transfer deal. Typically, the process handles the legal elements of the transfer to ensure neither party suffers liabilities after the sale. Below is an extract with some insider tips on property conveyancing. Hopefully, they will increase your knowledge of the benefits of conveyancing. 

1. Always Work With An Experienced Conveyancer

There are no legal requirements that compel you to work with a conveyancer. However, their services will significantly ease the property buying or selling process. Conveyancers have an ample understanding of property regulations. As such, they know what to look out for when buying the property. Below are some tips to help you as you hire a conveyancer: 

  • Assess their specialisation. Typically, the professional should have helped clients to purchase similar properties. Besides, they should be based in your locality. It is a guarantee that they comprehend property laws.
  • Check customer reviews to examine the quality of services that the conveyancer offers.
  • Assess the conveyancer's pricing. For example, some have a fixed charge, while others charge by the hour.
  • Inquire about the conveyancer's availability. After all, you would want to sell or buy the property in the shortest possible time. 

Inquire About The Previous Use Of The Property

It is a forgotten yet neglected aspect of property purchase. For example, it would be difficult to renovate and change property use or design if the property has significant historical significance. If a public figure once owned the property, its value could depreciate if the individual gets caught in a scandal. 

Assess The Property Documents

Critically evaluate the authenticity of the various property documents. For example, you should check local land maps to establish the exact size and dimensions of the property. It enables you to identify easements and property boundaries. The plot number on the title should be identical to that on the map. If not, you could lose the property in the future. As a rule of thumb, the building blueprints be approved by the local council. Besides, the owner should have an occupation permit from an accredited certifier. 

Read The Fine Print Of The Contract Of Sale 

Buyers and sellers who are in a rush to close the deal could forget to read the terms of the contract of sale. For example, as a seller, you should check the contingencies to know whether you have to repair the property and when the buyer should make the various payments. As a buyer, you should check whether the contract addresses gazumping and whether you will incur penalties for cancelling the contract. 

When buying and selling property, work with an experienced conveyancer, inquire about the property's previous use, check the property documents and read the terms of the contract of sale.