Frequently asked questions

Q: What is electronic conveyancing?

The term “electronic conveyancing” refers to a conveyancing transaction where practitioners have elected to settle electronically through the electronic platform provided by Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA). We proudly offer this service to clients and you can read my blog about e-conveyancing here.

Q: What is a Certified Practising Conveyancer?

A Certified Practising Conveyancer (CPC) is a qualified professional who specialises in a single field of law (conveyancing) and as such is up to date with all changes to legislation and procedures that may effect your transaction. To become a Certified Practising Conveyancer the conveyancer must have completed the required tertiary and practical requirements and also be a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers. The conveyancer must also complete additional studies yearly to maintain the CPC status.

Q: Why should I use a conveyancer?

Buying or selling property is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Due to the financial and legal aspects of transferring property, the consequences of making a mistake can be both costly and heartbreaking.

By having a Certified Practising Conveyancer take care of your property transfer, their qualifications and experience can help protect your assets.

A Certified Practising Conveyancer has an in-depth understanding of the law concerning property transactions, is required by law to carry professional indemnity insurance and fidelity insurance, and unlike certain solicitors that offer conveyancing, can focus solely on property transfer instead of other legal matters.

Q: Do I need a solicitor as well as a Conveyancer when buying or selling property?

No. Conveyancers are specialists who are educated and qualified to provide expert advice in relation to matters of conveyancing law.

Any other questions? Please have no hesitation in contacting Peta Stewart for an obligation free consultation and quote here.

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