Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can you service?

    Regional Conveyancing are licenced to carry out conveyancing services throughout the state of Victoria. That means we're not limited to just the Geelong region.

    As most of our correspondence is carried out via phone or email, we can conveniently take care of your property transactions across the state.

  • What is conveyancing?

    Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from one owner to another ie: between buyer and vendor.

    The conveyancing process consists of 3 keys stages:

    • Contract exchange
    • Settlement
    • Post settlement
  • What does a conveyancer do?

    A conveyancer reviews, prepares and lodges documents for the title transfer between parties.

  • What is the Digital Duties form?

    Individuals or their representatives are required to use the Digital Duties Form for all contracts or agreements for land transfer duty.

    This online form enables faster processing and pre-population into Duties Online, allowing for electronic signing via email.

    During the transaction, you will receive an email from the State Revenue Office (SRO) with a link in the email to log in to confirm your details. This must be completed as soon as possible, as under the electronic conveyancing guidelines, stamp duty calculations are to be completed at least 10 business days prior to settlement.

    Further information in regards to the Digital Duties Online form, and the transition to electronic conveyancing can be found here

  • What is a verification of identity?

    The purpose of carrying out verification of identity is to reduce the risk of identity fraud and the registration of fraudulent land transactions.

    Verification of identity of clients and mortgagors is considered to be part of the due diligence required of conveyancing professionals. With the introduction of electronic conveyancing, a Subscriber who is representing a client will sign registry instruments or other electronic documents on the client’s behalf.

    In order for other participants in a conveyancing transaction to have confidence in the registry instruments or documents, it is vital that the client’s or mortgagor’s identity is verified.

    Verification of identity is required where the client:

    • is an individual, the identity of that individual must be verified; or
    • is a company, the existence of the company must be confirmed and the identity of the person or persons signing for the company or witnessing the company seal must be verified; or
    • has appointed an individual as an attorney to sign for the client, the identity of the attorney must be verified; or
    • has appointed a company as an attorney to sign for the client, the existence of the company must be confirmed and the identity of the person or persons signing for
      the company or witnessing the company seal must be verified.
  • What is settlement?

    Settlement is the process where all the parties involved in the conveyancing process come together in an electronic workspace to complete the transaction.

    The parties that usually attend a settlement are the purchaser's conveyancer, the purchaser's bank, the vendor's conveyancer/solicitor and the vendor's bank. Sometimes there are other parties at settlement who have an interest in the property.

    Settlement is arranged to take place at a time suitable to all parties involved.

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