What is a Conveyancing Lawyer?
It is important to note first of all that in South Africa the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” carry the same meaning. As such a conveyancing lawyer is a legal body tasked to prepare the documentation and process related to property transference. A conveyancing lawyer deals with the processes in which a person, company, trust, or close corporation becomes the registered owner of immovable property and includes the process of registration of bonds.
When a property is sold, ownership must be transferred, and a new deed of transfer must be drawn up and registered. This is where a conveyancing lawyer is appointed. Conveyancing lawyers practice in a specialised field and the transference process of immovable property cannot be achieved without the services of a conveyancing lawyer. It should be noted that there are three kinds of conveyancing lawyers who deal in different areas of the conveyancing process. Which you would deal with depends on factors such as whether you are selling or buying property. Conveyancing lawyers are specialised because they have further examinations and need to be admitted by the High Court Of South Africa, and deal with over 390 pieces of legislation related to property transference.