Any person, other than a legal practitioner, who carries on business or holds himself or herself out as a conveyancer, must be registered under the Conveyancers Act 1994.
You are considered to carrying on business as a conveyancer if your business involves the preparation of conveyancing instruments for fee or reward.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
You are entitled to be registered if you:
- hold the approved qualifications (qualifications are listed in the application form for registration as a conveyancer-individual/partnership);and
- are not suspended or disqualified from carrying on an occupation, trade or business; and
- are not an undischarged bankrupt or subject to a composition, deed or scheme of arrangement with or for the benefit of creditors; and
- have not been in the last five years a director of a company wound up for the benefit of creditors, when the body was being so wound up; or within the period of six months preceding the start of the winding up; and
- have not been convicted of an offence of dishonesty.
A person must, at all times when carrying on business as a conveyancer hold Professional Indemnity Insurance with an insurance provider approved by the Commissioner.
If a business operates as a partnership, each partner must hold a registration.
$273 application fee
$334 pre-grant fee/annual licence fee.
Cash, EFTPOS, Cheques, Money Order or Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard accepted only).
You can apply online at https://secure.cbs.sa.gov.au/ELAF/RCO/start_RCO.php
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Conveyancers Act 1994 (South Australia)
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