The experience of buying your first home can be overwhelming when facing the legal requirements involved, such as researching a property with due diligence, making an offer, organising inspections and the conveyancing and settlement process. Often it is assumed that a conveyancer is sufficient to assist with these processes, however a Solicitor may be a better option. Solicitors offer broader knowledge and the ability to provide additional advice beyond the home purchase. The Solicitors at Hills Solicitors are able to cover all processes effectively for all parties involved.
What is a Conveyancer?
Conveyancers are specialised in the legal transfer of property and are licenced to deal with property transactions. Their qualification is a two-year study at a tertiary level and focused on property law. This equips them to handle the documentation, settlement, inspections and property transfer. A conveyancer is able to act on your behalf when issues arise, which is appealing for many first home buyers. However, there are limitations as to the amount of advice and ongoing protections beyond the sale they are able to provide.
What is a Solicitor?
A Solicitor has achieved a Bachelor of Laws degree and can offer a wealth of legal expertise about property and conveyancing transactions. They can also offer advice important for first home buyers in regard to future legal protections. A Solicitor can provide a higher level of attention as they specialise in a number of other areas that can benefit the first home buyers future such as family planning, insurances, commercial transactions and estate planning.
If privacy or the complexity of the transaction is a concern, a Solicitor is able to assist you with advisory services extending to other areas of law and can eliminate any further stress as they offer the full range of legal advice and services.
Did you know the team at Hills Solicitors are able to assist you with your conveyancing and legal needs in the Maitland and Hunter Valley? Contact us today to discuss your conveyancing needs.