Conveyancing


Buying or Selling a Home?

Who can help you

Our BC Notaries would be happy to help you with your conveyancing needs:

Linda Caisley at Kelowna-Downtown
Tim Janzen at Kelowna-Enterprise & Spall
Lawrence E. Stevens Jr. at Kelowna-Enterprise & Spall
Debra van Beers at Westbank

Our BC Lawyers would be happy to help you with your conveyancing needs:

Alan J. McKenzie at Kelowna-Downtown
Jaime Boyle at Kelowna-Downtown
Daniel K. Lo at Penticton
Keith Martens at Kelowna-Enterprise & Spall

Buying or selling real estate? Refinancing? We can help.

Looking for specific information? Here are a few articles that might be of interest to you:

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of exchanging title to property for money.

When we help you with your conveyancing file, we are making sure that the terms of your contract of purchase and sale are carried out. This means the title to the property gets transferred from the seller to the buyer, and the money for the property changes hands appropriately.

Can I do the conveyancing myself?

Generally, no. There are only a few situations in which you might be able to do your own legal work for conveyancing – for example, if you are selling a home (not a strata) and have no mortgages or other charges registered on title that need to be paid out, and no debts associated with the property.

In most cases, you will need to hire a BC Notary or a lawyer to do the conveyancing work for you.

What does this involve?

Buying and selling property involves a lot of work. Each file requires different kinds of work, depending on the contract you have arranged with the other party, and the nature and title of the property.

Generally speaking, if you are selling property, we will:

  • help you arrange “clear title” for the buyers
  • prepare and take your signatures on the legal documents necessary to transfer the title to the new owners
  • work with the buyer’s notary or lawyer to negotiate the closing
  • handle the monies for the transaction
  • report to you

Generally speaking, if you are buying property, we will:

  • do certain kinds of searches for you (property taxes, utilities)
  • prepare documents for the seller to sign
  • prepare documents for you to sign
  • work with the seller’s notary or lawyer to negotiate the closing
  • deal with your lender, if you have one
  • handle the monies for the transaction
  • register the property
  • report to you

There are many other things that we might do for you, depending on your contract and what you have hired us to do, including:

  • dealing with outstanding taxes or utilities
  • dealing with debt reconsolidation
  • arranging out-of-office signing appointments
  • assisting with holdbacks you have negotiated or are required to make
  • helping deal with issues on closing
  • arrange refinancing

We can also draft a contract of purchase and sale for you.

What will this cost?

Call us – we would be pleased to provide you with an estimate.

Each conveyancing file is different, so it is not possible to give a blanket estimate without finding out more information about your transaction.