In simple terms, conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from a seller to a buyer via a contract of sale. The contract sets out all the terms of the agreement in writing. TNS Lawyers understands that the conveyancing process can be stressful because Australian property law is not only complicated but also varies from state to state.

As a result, you need to ensure that the team handling your matter can draw on specialised knowledge of property law and conveyancing. They should be equipped to deal with any complex issues that may emerge during your conveyance.

At our Melbourne law firm. we have property and conveyancing lawyers whose expertise include transferring residential, commercial, industrial, and rural properties. We have experience managing conveyances for a wide range of clients, including high-net-worth individuals, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and ASX 200 companies.

Our team can assist with:

  • Carrying out property searches and inspections

    Property searches are part of carrying out your due diligence as a buyer. They help you know if the property you are planning to purchase has any issues that you need to be aware of.
    As property lawyers and conveyancers, we carry out searches with local authorities and other parties to spot issues that could affect the value of the property and adjustments, or cost you more down the line.

  • Explaining the conveyancing process to you in clear and simple language

    As is our goal with every case we take on, we leave out the legal jargon as much as possible when we talk you through the conveyancing process. We help you understand what is happening from start to end of the transaction for you to make informed decisions. (You can also get your free copy of our conveyancing checklist!)

  • Drafting all the necessary documents

    When buying and selling a property, you will need a Vendor's Statement or Section 32 statement. Our conveyancers and property lawyers can prepare or review these legal documentations. We can help you uncover issues with the property you want to purchase, as well as avoid unfair clauses and special conditions in the contract.

  • Ensuring that you understand your rights and obligations under a contract of sale

    The contract of sale is a legally binding agreement between buyer and seller, so make sure you understand what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line. Our lawyers can help you understand any special conditions (e.g. defaults and penalties if you fail to settle, additional property inspections, etc.) and the effects of easement and restrictions prior to signing the contract of sale.
    Aside from doing a thorough review of the contract, we can also help you put in an offer and organise the transfer of the Title upon settlement.

  • Liaising with financiers and other third parties

    Our lawyers work closely with real estate agents and mortgage brokers to efficiently deal with conveyancing matters. In case where you need to secure finance to cover all your conveyancing costs, we can assist you in the preparation of loan documentations, general security agreements, guarantees and indemnities, etc.

Our clients tell us that they trust us to manage their conveyancing not just because of our cost-effective conveyancing fees but also because of our highly personalised services. We give clients peace of mind because they know that we are on top of the details and we will keep them informed at each stage of their property transaction.

If you need assistance with your conveyancing transactions, connect with our conveyancing lawyers in Melbourne by calling +61 3 9052 3214 or email us at

Frequently asked questions about conveyancing

Conveyancing costs could vary depending on several factors, including but not limited to the type of property, cost of property, application for FIRB approvals, etc. Generally, a conveyancing file will cost you between $800 to $1,500 plus GST and disbursements.

Given that there are a number of legal steps and requirements involved in a conveyancing transaction, it would be best to have a legal professional on your side to avoid making costly mistakes. Our team can see your property from signing the contract to settlement.

Both a solicitor and a conveyancer are qualified to handle the legal work related to the sale or purchase of a property. You can be a conveyancer without being a solicitor and vice versa. 

However, unlike a conveyancer, a solicitor can provide you with further advice particularly if your matter becomes litigious or has a dispute.

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