Conveyancing in Vancouver: What It Is and Why You Need a Lawyer

February 4, 2021 | Published by

In the process of buying or selling a home? A real estate lawyer plays a vital role in ensuring a successful transaction through conveyancing. Our real estate law firm provides conveyancing services to Vancouver and beyond to ensure that your real estate transaction is a success. Whether you are working with commercial or residential real estate, our real estate law firm is here to help!

Not sure what conveyancing is and what it involves? You are not alone! For most first-time homebuyers, the conveyancing process will be a whole new experience for them. In this blog post, we take a look at what conveyancing is, involves, and how a lawyer can help!

About Conveyancing in Vancouver

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the title of a property from the seller to the buyer. While it may sound like a simple process, there is a ton of due diligence, communication, and documentation that goes into ensuring that your real estate transaction is successful. Without an experienced lawyer to review your contract and documentation, you may unintentionally inherit debts and charges attached to the property upon completing the real estate transaction. For this reason, it is crucial that you find a lawyer that you trust to ensure that you have no unwanted surprises upon completing your transaction.

How a Real Estate Lawyer Can Help with Conveyancing in Vancouver

A good real estate lawyer will handle every step of the legal process to help you have a smooth and successful transaction. One of the most important tasks a lawyer will help you with is carefully reviewing the title of the property before transferring ownership. This includes making sure that the seller is indeed the owner of the property and that the new owner will not be inheriting any debts such as mortgages, unpaid personal income taxes, strata fees, and liens. Our lawyers will also investigate the tax payments for the property to check that all taxes and strata fees have been paid. 

The other major part of conveyancing in Vancouver is collecting the required documentation and paperwork for the conveyancing process. These documents differ depending on whether the lawyer is working with a buyer or a seller. Our real estate law firm will prepare these documents for you, ensure that they are signed as required, and complete the transaction by registering all documents with Land Titles.

Contact Our Real Estate Law Firm for Help with Conveyancing

Our experienced lawyers can help you with conveyancing in Vancouver to ensure that your real estate transaction is a success. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you need a lawyer for your transaction—we are always available to help!