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Safety, Products and Liability: A Legal Blog

Reasons To Hire A Conveyancer

by Liesanne Martin

Conveyancers are professionals specialising in the legal procedures of buying and selling properties. Given that legal representation is not required when exchanging real estate contracts, some investors forgo conveyancing services to save costs or because they trust the sellers. Needless to say, this approach often leads to loss of investment or future legal problems. So, why do you need conveyancing services? Below are some compelling reasons. 

To Conduct Due Diligence

Conveyancers conduct due diligence to unearth undisclosed information and establish the risks of purchasing the property. For instance, the conveyancer examines the property history to determine significant events or previous owners that could affect the property value. They also sanction a pre-purchase inspection to ensure the property complies with the building code and property ordinances. The conveyancer also examines the local council development agenda to determine if the council intends to put up developments that could affect property use and value in the future. 

Does the property have the required documentation? Your conveyancer authenticates the property's paperwork to ensure you do not experience legal issues after buying the property. For instance, they check whether the title details correspond with the records at the land's office. Your conveyancer also consults with local council land officials to establish whether the property has easement orders. 

To Protect Your Investment

A significant benefit of hiring a conveyancer is that they have professional liability insurance. It comes in handy if you suffer losses due to any of the conveyancer's actions. For instance, you might incur significant costs retrofitting a property that does not meet the building code. Professional liability insurance caters to these costs if the issues weren't discovered during the conveyancing process. Conversely, if you opted for self-representation, you incur these costs out of pocket. 

To Negotiate On Your Behalf

A compelling reason to hire a conveyancer is that the other party has one. Experienced conveyancers come equipped with different strategies to ensure their client has the upper hand during property negotiations. If you opt for self-representation, you will likely struggle with negotiation tactics. For instance, the other party could delay signing the contract of sale or negotiate for an extended closing date to have time to examine other properties on sale. You might not know to include a gazumping clause, and its omission would allow the buyer to consider offers from other interested parties before the closing date. Your conveyancer creates a level ground since they know all the important information and tactics. 

Contact a professional for more information about conveyancing