THE OWNER HAS THE RIGHT TO APPOINT THE TRANSFERRING ATTORNEY!!
It is the prerogative of the Seller, not of the Estate Agent, to appoint his own Transferring Attorney.
Once the property is sold the transfer registration process starts.
This is the formal transfer of ownership of land in the name of the Purchaser through the registration of a deed of transfer at the Deeds Office.
This process is critically important as it establishes the proof of ownership.
The documents required to be lodged are scrutinized, prepared and collated by a Conveyancer who is an attorney specially qualified in this field of law.
Sometimes three Conveyancers are involved in one single transaction – one to cancel the existing bond, one to register a new bond and one to transfer the property.
The Conveyancer transferring the property is the pivot in the conveyancing process as he ensures that all the documents are lodged simultaneously with the deeds registry.
The appointment of the Transferring Attorney is important, if not more important than the appointment of the estate agent, because he must protect the rights of both parties (Seller and Buyer) until the registration process is complete.