Conveyancing is the term used to describe the transfer of ownership of property from seller to buyer.
Solicitors and real estate agents can assist you with your conveyance but it is important to understand the different roles they have.
Real estate agents are the seller’s representative: they are responsible for obtaining the best price and contract terms for the seller and they receive a commission from the seller when the property is sold. A real estate agent does not give legal advice on the contract, draft clauses, or modify the pre-printed contract in any way.
Solicitors are conveyancing experts who have been trained in this area of law and have the competence to guide you through a transaction to ensure your interests are protected. Solicitors can advise you on the need for special conditions or variations to standard pre-printed contract clauses.
As buying property is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, it’s important that you get expert advice. Legal expertise and diligence is well worth having.
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