FAQ

FAQs

Below are some very general answers relating to Conveyancing and Conveyancers.

The website of each Division websites has information relating to the process of conveyancing in their state. Contact the Division in your State or Territory for detailed answers on the questions below, and other issues determined by legislation for that State or Territory.

What is Conveyancing?

In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or lien. A typical conveyancing transaction contains two major landmarks: the exchange of contracts (whereby equitable title passes) and completion (whereby legal title passes).

Conveyancing in Australia is usually completed by a licensed conveyancer or a solicitor.

Why use a Member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers?

Licensed conveyancers have received on average two years focused training on property ltransactions, conveyancing procedures, property law and contract law. As specialists in conveyancing, a licensed conveyancer can offer clients the benefits of specialised knowledge and practice.

Members of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers are supported by their Divisions in continuing specialised training and keeping up to date with the latest developments in legislation, practices, products and services to enable them to deliver the most informed and efficient service available.

How do I get a licence to practice as a conveyancer?

Licence requirements vary a little across Australia. All have similar educational qulaifications and require Professional Indemnity Insurance. Some require a period under the supervision of a licensed conveyancer.

Consult the website of the Division you are interested in and the websites of the licensing authority in that State or Territory.

How do I find a conveyancer?

Go to the website of the Division in which you need a conveyancer to do work for you. Each Division carry lists of its members licensed to practise in that State or Territory.