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.
They'll act on your behalf to:
If you don’t have a solicitor or conveyancer, 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
- are personally liable if there's 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 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 choose to do your own conveyancing, research the requirements, know the risks involved, and understand the sale process and relevant legislation. We don't t give 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
- approved 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 must pay
- return your documents once you’ve paid.
Send your documents to:
GPO Box 4042
Sydney NSW 2001
For more information about the conveyancing process, contact us.