The laws and regulations that govern property transactions can be complex and the consequences of making a mistake can be severe.
Using a qualified solicitor or conveyancer
We recommend you use a qualified solicitor or conveyancer when you
- buy or sell property or
- enter into any other property-related contract.
Your solicitor or conveyancer will act on your behalf to
If you don’t have a solicitor or conveyancer, we recommend you visit
The risks of doing your own conveyancing
We don’t recommend you do your own conveyancing because it comes with significant risks and means you
- take on all the responsibility for the sale complying with the law
- will be personally liable if there is a problem
- may be liable for any losses the buyer or seller incurs due to your error
- may face technical or legal issues, potentially without even recognising them
- may find it difficult to purchase adequate insurance because you didn’t use a qualified expert
- may not understand whether the terms in your sale contract are reasonable.
If you still choose to do your own conveyancing, always research the requirements and understand the risks involved. This includes fully understanding the sale process and relevant legislation. We do not provide legal advice.
Doing your own conveyancing
The following providers offer a range of services including
- accepting and processing duties applications and payments,
- over-the-counter facilities for conveyancing, and
- approved settlement rooms for completing your settlement.
Submitting documents by mail
When you mail your duties documents to us
- we process applications in the order we receive them
- give you details of the amount you need to pay and
- return your documents once you’ve paid.
Send your documents to
GPO Box 4042
Sydney NSW 2001
If you can't find an answer on this website to your question about the conveyancing process, contact us.