Conveyancing is the term used to describe the legal work required to transfer the ownership of real estate from one person or entity to another.
The NZ Society of Conveyancers (NZSOC) is the professional body representing conveyancing practitioners in New Zealand. It's role is to represent, promote and regulate the conveyancing profession.
When buying or selling real estate, we recommend that you use a member of the NZSOC to manage the legal process of your transaction. Conveyancers specialise in property law and have specific training and skills in all areas relating to the Sale and Purchase of real estate and related transactions. All registered Conveyancers in NZ must comply with the strict registration requirements that the Society sets, and all practitioners carry Professional Indemnity insurance to protect their clients.
The Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 came into force on 1 August 2008, which provides the framework for the Conveyancing Profession in New Zealand. The consumer now has a choice for their legal support when buying or selling property by utilizing the expertise and services of a Conveyancing Practitioner.
In New Zealand, we have Conveyancers who are either Licensed Conveyancing Practitioners either in a sole practice or in a partnership or Registered Conveyancers who work under the umbrella of another legal entity both certified by the Society.
The purpose of the NZ Society of Conveyancers is:
1. Regulate certified Conveyancing Practitioners in the industry
2. Represent the Conveyancing Profession and its members
3. Promote and improve the Conveyancing Profession
4. To promote the Diploma of Conveyancing
5. To encourage principled conduct and the use of best practices throughout the Conveyancing profession.
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