In the process of buying/selling their new homes, many Australians are faced with the choice as to who they will appoint to do their conveyancing. One pivotal area of contention is the decision between a conveyancer or a solicitor. Many do not know the difference and what each has to offer. So what is the difference?
A conveyancer is licenced to assist you with the documentation and representation involved in the course of a conveyancing transaction. Conveyancers will usually take on large volumes of transactions, however, are restricted in that they cannot provide you with general legal advice. This can be problematic during the course of a property transaction where detailed and expert legal advice can be required in urgent situations.
However, a solicitor (also called a lawyer) is a legal professional who can perform all like conveyancing tasks as well provide you with general legal advice in relation to your transaction. A solicitor has a higher level of training and qualification and provided through a minimum of a 4 year Law Degree and often, further post graduate studies. A solicitor is often equipped with a broader knowledge of the law in relation to property transactions. As such, most people will prefer to use a solicitor to safeguard, what is often, their most valuable investment. If complexities arise during the transfer of land, conveyancers are likely to send you to get independent legal advice from a solicitor (which is often at an additional cost).
If you are seeking the best legal guidance on a potential conveyancing matter, let our team be your advocate through the process.
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