A conveyancer deals with the transfer of legal property titles. Often, conveyancers are involved in overseeing transactions in real estate and ensure the legality of the transactions. Conveyancer positions exist around the world, but go by another name in some locations; for example, in some places, they are known as settlement agents and, in others, there are different types of conveyancers with their own specialties (residential, will, and probate conveyancers).
A typical day for a conveyancer may involve participating in many meetings and filing various paperwork with government entities. The work hours of a conveyancer generally match those of the real estate companies and the city buildings with which they work. The work environment of a conveyancer is usually an office, but they may spend much of their time meeting clients at their offices and filing documents at the courthouse. A conveyancer may conduct transactions for a single company or they may run an independent office and work for clients.
The education required to work as a conveyance generally includes a high school degree or equivalent; these individuals must also obtain certification to work as a conveyancer. A postsecondary degree in accounting and/or a law degree may be helpful, especially in overseeing large property transfers. Since conveyancers generally work for a percentage-based fee, the number of property titles they assist in transferring (and the value of properties transferred) influences their pay range.
- Explain contract and financial terms to client.
- Ensure documents are filed and registered.
- Process legal documents including contracting signing, property transfers, and leases and mortgages for buying and selling land and real estate.