If you are purchasing a home, you probably already know what a conveyancer is. When buying or selling your property, they are legal experts who know how to conduct the sale of a home. Crucial for your protection, a conveyancer is not only needed when you are buying or selling a home. Any time that you are going to buy or sell a physical property, it is critical to have the assistance of a conveyancer. Most people make the mistake of thinking that a straight land purchase, without a mortgage, can be done without legal help, but you shouldn't ever engage in a land deal without first at least consulting it.
Buying or selling your home or property
Whether are are buying a home, or just property, it is imperative that you get a professional to look over the details of the sale. When you are purchasing land, it is important to know if there are any liens on the land. If you don't ensure that the land's title is clear, you can be on the hook for any payments due. Also, there are times when a land will be zoned specifically for different types of buildings. A conveyancer can ensure that they're aren't any restrictions on building, or types of building, attached to the property.
Updating a title
Many people think that updating a title on their own is a simple process. It can be a very difficult process if done on your own. If you need to update a title due to marriage, divorce, or even death, you must make sure to take the right steps to complete the proper documentation and to record it.
If you purchased property and want to subdivide it, it takes a conveyancer to file the appropriate paperwork and documentation. Very similar to the straight sale of land, when you are subdividing the property, surveys need to be well documented and legally outlined through contract. There can't be any gray areas. It is also important to ensure that the property you wish to divide is legally able to be divided.
Changing, removing or registering an easement
If you have an easement on your property, it is important to document it legally. There are times when neighbors will create their own "agreement" about an easement, but unless it is written in a contract, the agreement is nothing more than word of mouth. If you should ever want to sell the property, and there is an easement on it without a contract in writing, it can cause severe problems for you the homeowner. It can also hold up the sale of the house.
Conveyancers are not just for home selling. Any time you make a physical property purchase, it is important to have the right representation and the legal documentation to cover yourself.