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Distinguishing between a solicitor and conveyancer – which one should I choose?

Buying or selling a home is not a walk in the park, and a lot of things need to be completed with the care of by a professional. A house is often one of our most prized and expensive luxuries, so whether you’ve decided to sell or buy a home, you’ll probably find yourself in need of a professional conveyancer. Your conveyancer will be able to guide you through any documents that need to be completed in the case of a property sale, transfer in legal ownership or lease extension.

If you want to take as much of the stress and hassle out of your conveyancing process as possible, you should consider investing in the help and guidance of one of our legal professionals.

Who enjoys paperwork? Nobody does! But, when it comes to buying or selling a property, you might quickly find piles of it falling into your lap. But, don’t worry! Our professional conveyancers are here to assist you with legal documents, drawing up contracts, assessing associated taxes and any other legal matters involved.

If you have started looking into buying or selling a property, you have probably come across a number of recommendations to find a suitable conveyancer. You may also be presented with the decision of hiring a professional conveyancer or a conveyancer solicitor – but, what’s the difference between the two?

Before jumping headfirst into the conveyancing process, you should make sure you have considered all your options. Both a solicitor and a conveyancer are qualified to assist you with property transfer, but it’s essential that you understand how each role and their expertise differ before making a final, concrete choice.

With the most suitable professional by your side, you can be sure that any legal obligations, as well as your rights as an individual, will be respected.


Conveyancers are trained and qualified property transfer professionals who can help with all the paperwork involved in selling or buying a property as well as provide legal advice concerning the transfer of conduct officials to make sure the process runs as smoothly as possible.

Below are some of the tasks a conveyancer can take care of for you:

  • Complete and lodge relevant paper documents
  • Calculate and provide information about council rates and taxes
  • Inquire about title deeds and zoning
  • Review the property contract
  • Prepare the settlement statement


A conveyancing solicitor is a specialized legal professional who has a practicing certificate of law and the technical knowledge required to handle the conveyancing process with ease. They will have answers to everything you need to understand about property law and any other questions you may have regarding your conveyancing situation.

Which is the best choice for you?

Confusing, right? Choosing the right solicitor or conveyancer can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re looking for. But, the fact is, both professionals are more than capable of handling the conveyancing process and performing similar tasks, and the differences lie in the complexity of the matters presented before them.

Before settling on a conveyancer or solicitor, it is crucial to consider the current and future legal matters surrounding and affecting your property. If you would like detailed legal advice about the conveyancing process, require legal representation, or if there are resulting disputes or complexities, a solicitor could be the right choice for you.

If you are aware that your conveyancing process won’t involve any complex situations, or if the property value is low or the budget is tight, you may want to hire a conveyancer for expertise on a budget.

At Eden King Lawyers, our conveyancing experts understand the complexities of being a small business owner and offer informed solutions, advice, and information. When working with our team, you’ll observe our commitment to your needs and dedication to finding a solution that meets your needs and protects your rights.

For more information about how our professional team at Eden King Lawyers can assist and guide you throughout your conveyancing case, get in touch today! Essential information and qualified professionals are just a phone call away.