By Lawyers is pleased to announce the publication of new reference materials within our Conveyancing Guides which provide a full description of the conveyancing process for both sale and purchase. These descriptions provide details on the procedure to follow when conducting a sale or purchase, using the precedents available in the By Lawyers Conveyancing (NSW) Guides, together with LEAP and InfoTrack.
The full descriptions follow the typical progression of a residential sale or purchase and include screen shots to assist with the procedural aspects of running the matter in LEAP. These descriptions are not intended to be a substitute for our comprehensive Conveyancing commentaries, or the detailed Matter Plans and To Do lists provided in our Guides – rather they are intended to be complementary, providing the user with more detailed explanations on the very practical aspects of running a conveyancing matter from start to finish.
Areas covered include:
- How to open a file;
- How and when to order quality and title searches;
- How to create the contract with the correct order of documents;
- How and when to enter matter information into LEAP;
- Arranging an exchange;
- Completing settlement figures and directions – adjusting council rates, water, sewerage, strata.
- Preparing for settlement – both paper and electronic.
- Post-settlement procedure.
While these new resources are ideally suited to those with little or no hands-on experience with conducting conveyancing matters, they will also be of benefit to those unfamiliar with running conveyancing matters in LEAP, or who need to step in and conduct a conveyancing file for another team member who is on leave.
Another great advantage provided by these full descriptions is the ability to delegate conveyancing tasks to junior staff and have them understand the conveyancing process without having to direct them every step of the way.
Like all of the practical resources in the By Lawyers Conveyancing Guides, these new reference materials provide firms not currently taking on conveyancing work the ability to do so easily.