selling property legal advice necessity
Id like to sell my property. Do I need a lawyer to help with the documentation or can I do it on my own between the buyer and I? Are there cheaper options of getting the transfers done? Can I get a paralegal to do it.
The deed of sale (offer to purchase) is a very important document which must be carefully drafted. The law requires it to be in writing. Each property sale is unique, and as a result, the offer to purchase must be uniquely drafted. In terms of the Common Law, the seller is required to appoint a Conveyancer(lawyer) to gather all relevant information and documentation for the purposes of facilitating registration processes.
To answer your question, the conveyancer who is qualified lawyer is a key role player whose services cannot be dispensed with. The integrity of the land registration system relies on a somewhat partnership between the the deeds registries and the the legal profession. For this reason, the role players such as the conveyancers are all required to be professionally qualified, trained and exhibit high standards of knowledge. On this backdrop, you need a conveyancer not a paralegal.