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The Conveyancing Act 2004 regulates the business of conveyancing and requires a person to be licensed to carry on business as a conveyancer.  Conveyancing is the process of transferring the legal title of property from a seller to a buyer and can also include the process of creating other legal interests in land such as:

  • a mortgage
  • a lease
  • assignment of a lease

Conveyancers are employed in specialised conveyancing firms or legal firms or may be self- employed. They must have specific qualifications, experience and satisfy probity requirements.

Conveyancers must not own a business or be employed in:

  • a real estate agency; or
  • mortgage-broking.

How to apply and forms