Conveyancing is simply the process of transferring property from one person to another. Generally speaking it involves purchases, sales and mortgages of property.
The role of your Notary is to prepare and register all of the relevant paperwork while ensuring that all funds are transferred to the appropriate parties. Think of our job as that of a facilitator.
If you are a Buyer, you may be reluctant to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars on the hope that you will receive title to your new home.
As a Seller you might be apprehensive about signing a transfer of your house without the money in your hands.
The job of Notaries and Lawyers is to make sure that both the Buyer and Seller are protected.
If you are buying or selling real estate, you will need a legal representative (either a lawyer or notary public to represent you). Your legal representative will ensure that money and title to the property are transferred properly.
If you are buying or selling real estate, the basic steps of the legal process are quite similar.
Depending on whether you are buying or selling, there may be other steps involved, which you can find more information about on the Buying Real Estate and Selling Real Estate pages.