So, you’re buying your first home and you’ve heard the word conveyancer thrown around a few times. You know you need one, but you don’t know what they do!

We are here to unpack and demystify the very important role a conveyancer plays when it comes to securing your dream home.

What is a conveyancer?

Conveyancing is a necessary process in both buying or selling property. A professional licensed conveyancer helps with the settlement and title transfer process by ensuring that their client is meeting all legal obligations and that their client’s rights are protected during this transaction.

Put simply, a conveyancer is responsible for having the property transferred from a vendor’s name to the purchaser’s name.

Can I use a solicitor?

Alternatively, you can use a solicitor to perform the role of a conveyancer. However, not all solicitors may be qualified in this area and they usually charge higher costs than a conveyancer.

How much will it cost?

Conveyancing fees can vary. If you’re using a licenced conveyancer, they will usually charge a fixed fee for their services.

While it isn’t mandatory to hire a conveyancer and you can do your own conveyancing work., it is a highly technical and specialised field.  Conveyancers specialise in property law meaning they must complete a minimum of two years’ study at tertiary level in this area and have had at least two years’ worth of supervised practical experience in conveyancing before they can apply for a conveyancing licence.

What advantages are there in working with an in-house conveyancer?  

In-house conveyancers are typically able to respond with more immediacy. They can communicate directly with brokers meaning the overall approach is more hands-on,

We’re excited to share that My Expert has expanded the business and now have a conveyancing arm. Alison has joined our team to conveniently serve the needs of our clients when buying or selling property.

Bringing with her a wealth of experience, Alison previously owned a conveyancing firm for more than 20 years.

For Alison, her work is about the interaction with people who are often making the biggest investment they will make within their life, in particular, first home buyers. “You’re trying to guide them through that excitement that you also feel when you can call and advise them that their property has settled. It’s a rewarding position to be in. We get to see people transition into the first or new homes,” says Alison.

To learn more about our conveyancing services, please get in touch today: 1300 693 973