Whether you’re buying or selling a property, it’s imperative that you hire a conveyancing solicitor to assist you through your settlement process. The Sunshine Coast property market is hot right now with an increasing number of people jumping in on the action. 

Choosing the right conveyancing expert can often mean the difference between a very smooth, hassle-free property transaction and a stressful one. 

It can be difficult to choose the right conveyancer for your situation. We have detailed everything you need to consider when hiring an expert to assist you on your property journey. 


Find a qualified and experienced professional 

One of the most important aspects of hiring a conveyancing solicitor is their level of experience. Choosing a professional with specialised knowledge and a deep understanding of property law (particularly the different rules and regulations that apply to Queensland) is important. 

Having this level of conveyancing knowledge and experience will ensure they are well equipped to manage all that the transaction entails (not just the basics). It also help them mitigate any potential hassles that may appear.  

Hiring a conveyancing solicitor that is registered and licensed ensures that they meet all the possible requirements. It’s essential that you appoint a conveyancer that has qualifications such as a QLD Law Society Practising certificate. This gives them permission to act on your behalf. 


Choose a local expert 

There are many reasons why hiring a conveyancing solicitor from your local area is beneficial for your purchasing process.  

A local conveyancing solicitor has specialised knowledge of your location and understands the unique challenges of the region. They will have knowledge of any information that might impact your property purchase and will accelerate your buying process. For example, Queensland has unique laws surrounding Stamp duty which is important to understand as a buyer.  

Alternatively, not choosing a local conveyancer can potentially pose a serious risk if anything unusual or unexpected appears during the transaction. These problems can cause delays to your settlement, cost you more money, or even cause the contract to fall over.  

Being able to liaise with your conveyancer directly and at any time will make your settlement process as stress-free as possible. 


Good communication is important 

The buying process can be complex and confusing, especially if you’re first entering the property market. Finding a conveyancer that is able to communicate clearly and succinctly while keeping you in the loop as the process unfolds will greatly help your purchase. 

It’s important to find a conveyancer who will take your concerns and needs into consideration and explain everything accordingly. Breaking down the legal jargon will help simplify a complex situation.  

A conveyancer will liaise with numerous people throughout the property transaction, including real estate agents, lending institutions, buyers and sellers. Finding someone who can communicate clearly and effectively will mitigate any conflict and misunderstanding between these parties.  


When should you hire a conveyancing solicitor?

Regardless of whether you are selling or buying a property, it is recommended to hire a conveyancer before you begin the process. 

If you are selling, a conveyancer can conduct a search that may reveal anything about your property that you aren’t aware of. 

As a buyer, you need to know about easements and other matters. If they aren’t revealed ahead of time you could be legally liable for the oversight. 


Points to remember 

Choosing the right conveyancing professional is one of the most important things to do when you are buying or selling property. There are many attributes of a conveyancer that can influence your decision. A good conveyancer will relieve you of any stresses so you can concentrate on the more important things. 

At Cameron Rogers, we pride ourselves on our qualified and experienced conveyancing experts. Our conveyancing team offer tailored advice and offer guidance when you need it most. Reach out to us now on 07 5445 1213 or book a consultation