What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing simply means changing the name on the Certificate of Title from the seller to the buyer on the purchase of real estate.

The Certificate of Title refers to the land (or 'air space' for Strata title), not to buildings or other 'improvements'. Before you transfer the Certificate of Title, you need to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the state and condition of any buildings. The conveyancing process includes steps to make sure the transaction is correct for both buyer and seller, and that any outstanding monies, such as rates, taxes and levies, are cleared at settlement.

In Western Australia and South Australia, solicitors do very little conveyancing work.

In the eastern states of Australia, solicitors still do conveyancing, but for a lower fee than before. Conveyancing is in the category of 'routine law'.

For nearly fifty years, in New South Wales, conveyancing has been an optional Law degree subject. Less than 50% of law students study this option.

See our Products pages for information about our conveyancing and other kits. These enable you to do conveyancing, refinancing and discharging a mortgage without employing a solicitor.

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing simply means changing the name on the Certificate of Title from the seller to the buyer on the purchase of real estate.

The Certificate of Title refers to the land (or 'air space' for Strata title), not to buildings or other 'improvements'. Before you transfer the Certificate of Title, you need to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the state and condition of any buildings. The conveyancing process includes steps to make sure the transaction is correct for both buyer and seller, and that any outstanding monies, such as rates, taxes and levies, are cleared at settlement.

In Western Australia and South Australia, solicitors do very little conveyancing work.

In the eastern states of Australia, solicitors still do conveyancing, but for a lower fee than before. Conveyancing is in the category of 'routine law'.

For nearly fifty years, in New South Wales, conveyancing has been an optional Law degree subject. Less than 50% of law students study this option.

See our Products pages for information about our conveyancing and other kits. These enable you to do conveyancing, refinancing and discharging a mortgage without employing a solicitor.