A conveyancingsolicitor, or a property lawyer, is someone whose speciality is in real estate law. They support buyers and sellers with any legal aspects of property transference of real estate transactions, including the placing or removing of liens. Sellers canalso hire a conveyancingsolicitor to help resolve title claim disputes as well. Buyers will also often hire one to assist with settling any obstructions on the property, before finalising the sale. Commercial enterprises also make use of a conveyancingsolicitor to ensure that their plans for construction comply with local zoning rules and regulations.
The transference of a legal title can be anintricate process, and if not carried through correctly, the buyer can lose not only the rights, but also the title. For instance, a buyer just might not end up with an unmarketable title due to the fact that they did not do a thorough search to establish a clear chain of title. A conveyancingsolicitor is professionally trained to deal with the legal challenges and pitfalls identified with transferring ownership to real estate, and will seek to protect his client’s interests.
Knowledge is King
They have the knowledge of exactly how the law works, and thus ensure that the title is properly researched, and that the property can be transferred free of liens or other such related problems. Business owners can and do face such challenges with regard to acquiring permits or permission to build a new property, or to change the use of existing property in accordance with certain laws.
Property can also be transferred dishonestly, and a conveyancingsolicitorcan be asked to legally undo the transfer or cooperate in suing for damages. Some acts of fraudulence include the transference of property to a spouse to evade creditors, or create delays in debt collections. Creditors may hire conveyancingsolicitors to help litigate these matters in a court of law, and to petition the court to null the transfer. A conveyancingsolicitor might also represent clients in trespassing cases, in which local governments or individuals have encroached upon their property, without an express or implied agreement. The solicitor may also research and negotiate easements as part of a real estate purchase.
Certainly a Busy Job!
Contract preparation and negotiating is usually one of the main duties of a conveyancingsolicitor. They are well trained in spotting issues within the contract as well as omissions that have to be inserted to benefit their clients and satisfy local laws. They have to compile all the paperwork necessary to complete the conveyance, or should the opposing counsel do it, they will be on hand to make sure they have all of the required paperwork. Clients will also often contact them and ask for advice about the selling or buying process and help them with queries when they are uninformed about the correct legal process.
And that just about sums up what a day in the life of a conveyancing solicitor is all about!