Always remember that the right to choose a conveyancer is your right. Real estate agents often recommend and sometimes insist that you use “their recommended conveyancer” or worse, recommend that the same conveyancer act for both the vendor (seller) and the purchaser (buyer) of the same property.

Neither recommendation is a sound one. A conveyancer who is strongly recommended by an agent is probably a conveyancer who regularly receives work from that agent and therefore has an “ongoing relationship” with that agent.

A conveyancer who acts for both parties to the same property transfer is serving two masters. If there is a problem with the settlement, how can that conveyancer act in the best interests of both the seller and the buyer?

Always choose your own conveyancer and make sure that the conveyancer you choose acts only for you.