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Buying and Selling is always made easier with a conveyancer. Our member list is comprehensive for all major areas of the NT
About Licensed Conveyancers?
A Licensed Conveyancer is a property professional trained to provide a service to buyers and sellers of property in NT. Consumers have the right to choose their own Licensed Conveyancer, you do not have to use the one recommended to you by a real estate agent.
All Licensed Conveyancer are licensed by the Department of Business NT and receive annual professional development training from AICNT to maintain a high standard of education and knowledge on changes that occur within the property industry.
When you appoint a Licensed Conveyancer they work for you to ensure the settlement process is completed in a timely manner and that all conditions in the contract are satisfied, rates and taxes are adjusted between the seller and buyer and any encumbrances on the title are dealt with prior to settlement. Licensed Conveyancers specialise in this field and a buyer or seller may feel confident that they will be represented by an experienced professional who will deliver an exceptional level of service.
A list of Licensed Conveyancers is provided under the “Find a Conveyancer” link on the front page of this website.
Choosing a Conveyancer When-What-How?
When should I talk to a Licensed Conveyancer?
The earlier the better!
You don’t need to wait until you are ready to sign a contract - it makes sense to select your conveyancer as soon as you decide to buy or sell. And never sign anything before you’ve asked for your conveyancer’s advice - it is always better to be safe than sorry!
The Northern Territory Contract has 4 clear business days from the time your Conveyancer receives the contract as a cooling off period for the buyer only. Sometimes this period can be used to request changes to the contract, but acceptance of the changes is entirely at the seller’s discretion.
How do I choose a conveyancer
How do I Choose one?
To help you choose a Licensed Conveyancer we suggest you explain your requirements to 2 or 3 Licensed Conveyancers and ask the relevant questions detailed on this page. Once you have this information and have had the opportunity to talk to the conveyancer that would be handling your transaction this should help you decide on the one for you. Even if a conveyancer has been recommended to you it is still wise to ask the questions so you feel confident you know your costs and what to expect. It is your choice!
What should I ask/tell my conveyancer?
It is important that you understand what your conveyancer can, and can’t do for you. It is also important that you explain very clearly your position and your requirements. AIC members are encouraged to always use plain English, not complicated legal terms, so you understand exactly what is happening. You also need to tell your conveyancer of anything that may impact on the transaction. If you have severe financial restrictions, tight time limits, or any other specific concerns or special requirements, be sure you explain this at the very beginning. Nobody wants surprises or misunderstandings to ruin your transaction.
Here are a few questions you may like to ask a conveyancer:
•·Are you a Certified Practising Conveyancer?
• What’s the maximum I can expect to pay in fees and charges?
• What are your fees and what services are included in those fees?
• What will any additional services cost?
• What government fees and charges will I need to pay?
• How long will settlement take?
• How will you keep me up to date with what’s happening?
Is your conveyancer CPC registered? If they are you will find this logo on their window with a current year decal and their name.