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Conveyancing Legal Services

What are Conveyancing Legal Services?

Conveyancing legal services are needed when there is a transfer of property from one person to another. This process begins when the potential purchaser makes an offer to the seller on a property. This process does not end until the purchaser takes the keys to the property. The process should be overseen by a solicitor or conveyancer whose role it is to act in the best interest of their client - be they the seller or buyer. There is a host of legal paperwork that must be processed to ensure that the transfer happens correctly. This includes preparing the Contract of Sale, reviewing and advising on the Contract of Sale, negotiating amendments where required, providing advice to the client and ordering relevant searches, issuing 60W certificate, liaising with the selling agent where required and preparing documents for settlement. 

Other services that a solicitor (but not a conveyancer) can offer are Wills & Estate legal services. A solicitor can prepare your will in accordance with your instructions. As part of your will, you name the person(s) that will execute your Estate by the terms you have determined. The executor has a positive duty to ensure that all assets in your Estate are properly accounted for, which may also include assets already transferred prior to your death. They must also ensure that all debts are accounted for and paid where required before distributing the rest of the assets. Other services a lawyer can provide includes preparing your Enduring Guardianship, Enduring Power of Attorney, and if necessary, your Advanced Care Directive (ACD).  The ACD states which medical treatment you do or do not want if you become terminally ill, and you are not able to express your wishes. An Enduring Power of Attorney allows a specific person or persons to take care of your financial interests.  Conversely, your Enduring Guardianship allows your Guardian to make health and lifestyle decisions on your behalf. 

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