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Choosing Between a Solicitor and a Conveyancer

Why do I need a Solicitor or a conveyancer?

Solicitor and conveyancers are legal professionals specialized in handling
real estate transactions. Both solicitors and conveyancers can assist with the
legal process of property transfer, but they have different roles and

  • A solicitor is a lawyer who is qualified to practice law in the country and can provide legal advice and representation in court.
  • A conveyancer, on the other hand, is a specialist in property law and typically handles the legal work involved in buying and selling property, such as transferring ownership and checking for any legal issues with the property.

You can choose to use either a solicitor or a conveyancer to handle the
legal work when buying a home, depending on your preferences and

Role of Conveyancer in property transfer

A conveyancer specializes in the transfer of property ownership. They basically act as a neutral third party to ensure that the transaction is completed legally and efficiently. They are responsible for

  • handling the legal aspects of a property transaction, including drafting, and reviewing contracts, conducting title searches, and ensuring that all legal requirements for the transfer of ownership are met.
  • They also handle the transfer of funds between the buyer and seller and assist with the registration of the new ownership at the land registry office.

Who is more cost-effective Solicitor or a Conveyancer?

A conveyancer is generally more cost-effective than a solicitor for conveyancing transactions, as conveyancing is a specific area of legal practice and conveyancers typically have a lower hourly rate than solicitors. However, it is recommended to choose a solicitor if the transaction is more complex and requires legal advice or representation in court.

Advantages of Using a Conveyancer

  • Conveyancers are typically less expensive than solicitors.
  • Conveyancers specialize in property transactions and have more focuses expertise that leads to more efficient service.
  • Conveyancers are able to complete property transactions faster as they are not involved in other areas of law.
  • Additionally, conveyancers have more local knowledge as compared to solicitors, so they may be aware of specific regulations or requirement particular to an area.

Disadvantages of Using a Conveyancer

  • Conveyancers are specifically trained in property law and the transfer of property ownership, but they may not be able to advise on other legal issues that may arise during the property buying or selling process.

When Should I contact a Conveyancer or a Solicitor?

You should contact a conveyancer or a solicitor as soon as you have an accepted offer on a property, or if you are planning to sell a property and want to start the process. Hiring a solicitor or conveyancer can help to protect your interests and ensure that the transaction proceeds smoothly, saving you time and money in the long run.

They can help guide you through the legal process and ensure that all necessary documents and paperwork are in order. They can also provide valuable advice on issues such as title searches, zoning regulations, and potential legal disputes.

How to Find a Good Conveyancer?

If you are looking for a good conveyancer, then look no further and contact us. We at Conveyancing Hub are licensed conveyancers and are best in Western Victoria. You will be in good hands if you entrust us in your property buying or selling process. We will guide you through every point in the process at the best price and ensure that you stay prepared and guarded. We will make sure that the settlement is smooth and hassle-free.

If you want us to help you through your property buying or selling process, then reach us at 1300 782 944 or send us a note at You can also reach us through Facebook and Instagram. Alternatively, you may also visit our website

For any enquiries on conveyancing, get in touch through our friendly team through our Contact Us page.