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What exactly is conveyancing?

In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.[1] A typical conveyancing transaction has two major phases: the exchange of contracts (when equitable interests are created) and completion (also called settlement, when legal title passes and equitable rights merge with the legal title).

The sale of land is governed by the laws and practices of the jurisdiction in which the land is located. It is a legal requirement in all jurisdictions that contracts for the sale of land be in writing. An exchange of contracts involves two copies of a contract of sale being signed, one copy of which is retained by each party. When the parties are together, both would usually sign both copies, one copy of which being retained by each party, sometimes with a formal handing over of a copy from one party to the other.

How do I know that Estate Conveyancing is the right conveyancing firm for me?

We have decades of experience between everyone in our office and we won't bombard you with loads of legal jargon.  We're real people who speak in real people terms which makes the whole process much easier to understand. Patience and emapthy is a major cornerstone to how we conduct our business so we take time to explain each step and what it all means so that you're confident with what is happening.

We're also an all female office which won't matter to most,  but it does make a big difference to a lot of people.

Why do I need a conveyancer?

A conveyancer can help make the legal process of transferring ownership of a property a much smoother experience. They will ensure your title is clear of covenants, caveats and easements, as well as all the other legal legwork involved with buying a house, saving you a lot of time and stress.