When you are considering who to employ as a conveyancer, a number of important factors need to be considered. Conveyancing is the term given to the legal and statutory process of transferring ownership of real estate from one person to another, and so it’s imperative that you appoint and work with a professional, highly skilled and effective conveyancer. Here are five of the things to look out for when making your decision.
A Record of Success
For the completion of the legal requirements for property agreements, you should analytically investigate your options and work with a conveyancer with a proven record of success. Very often, working with an organisation (such as GlobalX) that provides a fully integrated suite of legal solutions brings worthwhile benefits.
Some of the key tasks of a conveyancer include the execution, verification and lodgement of a range of legal documents. These documents, and the role and responsibilities of a conveyancer, can be quite baffling. It is therefore important to work with a conveyancer that has a full and complete understanding of these processes and can explain them to you in an accessible way. Many people can understandably feel comfortable with the magnitude and significance of property transactions only when their conveyancer explicitly and clearly explains the implications of the documents they are being asked to sign.
Protection of your Interests and Rights
Look for a conveyancer that will provide you with accurate information, but also act upon your instructions. Outstanding, successful conveyancers offer you support in fulfilling your financial obligations, while always ensuring that your interests and rights are protected.
Thorough Investigation of Property Title
One of the most crucial aspects of conveyancing is the investigation of property title, namely a Certificate of Title search. Regardless of whether you are selling a property or are a prospective purchaser, it is essential that you are aware of anything that affects the property. Examples of things that could affect a property include rates that have not been paid, any illegal buildings and proposals that have been made by government departments.
A quality conveyancer will carry out the relevant searches and enquiries on the property for you. A quality conveyancer will also perform these searches in a thorough manner, in line with the legal requirements for property agreements.
Tips for finding a Great Conveyancer
There is a lot of choice and so it pays to know the following information when you are seeking an excellent conveyancer:
• Know how much you can expect to pay for fees and charges and understand the fees of the conveyancer and the services included in those fees
• Know the price of any additional services that may be required
• Be aware of the government fees and charges that you will be required to pay
• Know the length of time for settlement to occur
• Be informed of the conveyancer’s strategy and approach to keeping you up to date with information about the process.
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