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Conveyancing Practice in New Zealand

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.

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, which also includes the processing of subdivisions, leases and refinancing of mortgages.

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, leases, subidvisions and refinances. 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 Conveyancing Practitioners either in a sole practice or working for another legal entity, or Registered Conveyancers who work for a conveyancing firm or another legal entity. 

The purpose of the NZ Society of Conveyancers is:

1. Regulate conveyancers 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.

We trust that you find our website informative and helpful, and welcome any feedback or comments that you may have.