Choosing a NSW Conveyancer

6 Key Tips on Choosing the Right Conveyancer that Suits You


Once you’ve accepted an offer on a property, it’s time to pick a conveyancer who will handle the legal aspects of transferring ownership of the property you’re buying or selling. But how do you choose the right one?


How do I choose a NSW conveyancer?


Tip 1 Check Qualifications and Experience

When choosing a NSW conveyancer, ensure they are members of the New South Wales Australian Institute of Conveyancers (AIC NSW).

This membership indicates that they adhere to high professional standards and stay updated with the latest in property law, offering you peace of mind throughout the transaction process and don’t forget their reputation and experience.

You should look for a conveyancer known for their successful property deals and well regarded standing in the industry.


Tip 2 Evaluate Communication and Availability

Choose a NSW conveyancer who comes highly recommended by previous clients, emphasising the importance of excellent communication.

It’s also wise to inquire about any planned vacations they have that could affect your timeline. Find out who will handle your case if they’re unavailable due to illness or leave.

Knowing their location is beneficial, too. Choosing a professional close to where you live or work can sometimes simplify the process of exchanging documents. Bev works electronically and can process your documents online anywhere in NSW.

If they consistently use complex legal terminology or fail to address your concerns, consider finding another professional.


Tip 3 Ask the right questions 

When selecting a conveyancer, it’s crucial to ask the right questions to gauge their suitability for your needs:

  • Do you hold membership with the NSW branch of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers?
  • Can you tell me about your specialisation in property types?
  • What are the total costs involved, including fees, upfront charges, charges at settlement, and any hidden costs?  Is your fee a flat fee?
  • How will you communicate with me, and how frequently?
  • What are the expected timeframes on settlement day, particularly concerning other arrangements I might have?

After choosing a conveyancer, conduct a background check to verify their legal authorisation to practice and ensure they have a clean professional record.

You can seek assistance from the Australian Institute of Conveyancers or Fair Trading in your region, noting that both legal and conveyancing professionals must adhere to strict conduct rules.


Tip 4 Understand the Fee Structure

Conveyancers have various billing methods:

  • A set fees
  • An hourly rate
  • A percentage of the property’s value.
  • Ensure the quotations itemise all charges, including GST, for any comparisons you wish to make.  Though cost is not the only factor, there is the potential support you will receive and their expertise.

The fee structure should cover fees for:

  • Searches
  • Land Registry Services
  • Taxes like Transfer Duty, Land Tax, or other regional taxes, if relevant
  • Other expenses such as postage and courier services
  • Extra charges if the case is more intricate or requires expedited handling


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Tip 5 Read Reviews and Seek Recommendations

Seek advice from friends and family and explore online feedback. If a real estate agent suggests someone.  It is illegal for agents to receive any commission for the referral. It probably means they have worked several times with the conveyancer and trust them.

Checking out reviews is a great strategy to gauge whether a conveyancer is reliable.

Consider looking at reviews from various sources, including really moving customers. It’s also a good idea to check out feedback on Google, or social media platforms.

This approach will give you a clearer picture of what others have experienced with the conveyancer.


Tip 6. Online or offline Conveyancer

Do you prefer meeting your conveyancer in person, or are you more comfortable handling things online? Think about how you’d like your conveyancer to interact with you.

It’s important to pick a conveyancer who aligns with your personal preferences and needs.

Waratah eConveyancing provides both in person and online conveyancing services to suit your convenience.


What to Look for in Your Conveyancer

When you choose one of the three conveyancing professionals, remember that a good conveyancer will:

  • Always prioritise your interests and rights.
  • Keep you updated on the progress of the conveyancing process and the transaction.
  • Provide guidance on the property purchase agreement and related expenses.
  • Act according to your directives before finalising any aspect of the transaction.
  • Aim to finalise the property registration and transaction quickly.
  • Arrange meetings to clarify and sign essential paperwork.
  • Accurately prepare and submit documents to avoid rejections from the Land Registry Services or Revenue NSW.


When should you approach a Conveyancer?

Consider hiring a conveyancer if you’re involved in any of the following activities:

  • Buying a property
  • Selling a property
  • Transferring property ownership
  • Dividing land into smaller parcels
  • Establishing, modifying, or eliminating an easement
  • Making changes or corrections to a property title


To navigate these processes smoothly, it’s wise to think about which conveyancer to hire as soon as you start contemplating buying, selling or transferring property.

Bev at Waratah eConveyancing is renowned for being a great conveyancer in Bowral, and the Blue Mountains having lived or live in the area/s ensuring that you receive excellent customer service and expertise.

Once a contract is signed and the initial cooling-off period concludes, your conveyancer steps in to steer the conveyancing process, providing peace of mind and expert guidance every step of the way. Contact Bev today!

Choosing the Right Conveyancer