Conveyancer's Licence - Corporation - New South Wales

Description

A corporation will require this licence to carry on a conveyancing business where conveyancing work is undertaken for fee or reward. Conveyancing work is legal work carried out in connection with any transaction that creates, varies, transfers or extinguishes a legal or equitable interest in any real or personal property - for example, sale or lease of land, sale of a business, grant of a mortgage. A full definition of conveyancing work is contained in section 4 of the Act.

Note, this licence does not apply to the conduct of a conveyancing business by an incorporated legal practice or solicitor corporation (if the conveyancing business is carried on, on its behalf by an Australian legal practitioner).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, the corporation must:

  • submit an application form
  • each director must be a fit and proper person to hold a licence
  • no director or officer of the corporation is to be a disqualified person
  • the corporation must be fit and proper to hold a licence
  • the corporation must not be disqualified under the Act
  • at least one of the directors of the corporation holds an individual conveyancer's licence
  • be covered by an approved professional indemnity insurance policy
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information or view the Application Guidelines. Information on the currently approved Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy can be found in the Conveyancers Licensing Order 2006.

Duration

One year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Company $446.00
General Duplicate Certificate Company $46.00

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company Licence Application Guidelines - PDF

Act(s) name

Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Conveyancers Licensing Regulation 2015 NSW

Approval time

Please allow at least 8 weeks for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Officer, Property Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Mailing address: Locked Bag 5104
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Phone: 02 9619 8799
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)