Why a Conveyancer?
If you are buying or selling property you need the services of a Certified Practising Conveyancer (CPC).
What is a CPC?
Membership of AIC
A CPC is a 'Certified Practising Conveyancer'. To become a CPC a conveyancer must have completed the educational and practical training requirements to hold a conveyancer's licence and be a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division. (AIC)
Being a member of the AIC means that the conveyancer must abide by the rules and codes of conduct of the AIC, they must also complete the annual continuing education requirements that are required to renew a conveyancer's licence each year.
The AIC promotes the view that members should complete more than the compulsory requirements set down by the Office of Fair Trading and that continuing education is of utmost importance to the continuing skill and expertise that is needed to remain abreast of the ever changing nature of the conveyancing profession. Most CPCs will complete more than the compulsory continuing education requirements.
A CPC firm must contribute to a policy of Professional indemnity Insurance, which the AIC holds in its name, as protection for all clients for any errors or omissions that may inadvertently be made by the conveyancer. Consumers can instruct a CPC knowing that they are adequately covered in the unlikely event that a mistake is made.
Risk Management Program
All conveyancing businesses that are members of the AIC must participate in a risk management program. This is a program specifically designed for the conveyancing profession that assists and monitors the risk management procedures followed by all CPCs. All CPC firms are regularly assessed in order to see that these risk management procedures are in place and adhered to. The Risk management Program is in place for the protection and confidence of clients using the services of a CPC firm.
Why you should only use a CPC
All CPCs have the support and backing of the only professional body representing the conveyancing profession in NSW, the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division. The AIC, in representing conveyancers, is focused on one aspect of law, conveyancing, and as a member all CPCs are provided with up to date information and the support needed to act competently and professionally in that one aspect of law. Take advantage of the professional service and expertise offered to you by your CPC knowing that you are in the safe hands of an expert conveyancer.
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