About Conveyancing in the NT

What to expect from a Conveyancer

The preparation, execution, verification and lodgement of numerous legal documents are important elements of conveyancing.

Your conveyancer will explain clearly the meaning and importance of each document. Our members are encouraged to use plain English, not complicated legal terms, to help you understand exactly what you are signing. Drawing upon your instructions, your conveyancer will also assist you to meet your legal obligations and protect your rights and interests. Investigating the title of the property is one of the most important elements of conveyancing.

Whether buying or selling, you should be aware of anything affecting the property such as proposals by government departments, illegal buildings, or outstanding rates. Your conveyancer is able to conduct the appropriate searches and inquiries on your behalf.

Work undertaken by a conveyancer includes:

  • Certificate of Title searches
  • Searches of government departments and local authorities
  • Advice on the effect of the contract
  • Preparation and certification of legal documents
  • Stamping of required documents
  • Calculation of adjustments of rates and taxes
  • Preparation of settlement statements
  • Liaison with mortgagors and financiers
  • Attendance at settlement

Some conveyancers also provide a range of services in relation to:

  • Buying & selling commercial & industrial property
  • Commercial and retail leases
  • Contracts for the sale or purchase of a business
  • Subdivisions and new titles


Conveyancers are governed under the Agents Licensing Act. You can view it here

If you have any complaints or issues about your Conveyancer, please contact the Deputy Registrar of Land, Business and Conveyancing Agents on (08) 8999 1800 or email [email protected].