Conveyancing

Conveyancing is simply the process of transferring property from one person to another. Generally speaking it involves purchases, sales and mortgages of property.

The role of your Notary is to prepare and register all of the relevant paperwork while ensuring that all funds are transferred to the appropriate parties. Think of our job as that of a facilitator.

If you are a Buyer, you may be reluctant to hand over hundreds of thousands of dollars on the hope that you will receive title to your new home.

As a Seller you might be apprehensive about signing a transfer of your house without the money in your hands.

The job of Notaries and Lawyers is to make sure that both the Buyer and Seller are protected.

Introduction to Buying or Selling Real Estate

If you are buying or selling real estate, you will need either a lawyer or notary public to represent you. Your legal representative will ensure that money and title to the property are transferred properly.

If you are buying or selling real estate, the basic steps of the legal process are quite similar.

    1. It begins with a contract, which should be sent to your legal representative (a notary public or a lawyer) once it has become firm.
    2. When your legal representative receives it, they will contact you to confirm that you would like them to represent you, obtain information relevant to your sale or purchase, and book an appointment for you to sign the closing documents.
    3. The legal representative will prepare the required documents for your sale or purchase.
    4. Prior to the completion date, you meet with your legal representative to sign the required documents.
    5. Documents are then registered with the land title office and funds are transferred to the appropriate parties.
    6. Reporting of the transaction goes out to all interested parties.

Depending on whether you are buying or selling, there may be other steps involved, which you can find more information about on the Buying Real Estate and Selling Real Estate pages.

Update May 2020

Our Chilliwack and Abbotsford offices remain open on an appointment-only basis as we do our part to practice social distancing.

Please note our Chilliwack office will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.

Our Hope location is closed until further notice.