Key Risk Checklist – Conveyancing resources

16 August, 2017
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LPLC Resources



Sale of land – questions for the vendor

Purchase of land – questions for the purchaser

Property websites and comments

Tax issues


LPLC Face to face verification of identity checklist

  • LPLC has posted numerous blogs about property law issues. Our blogs can be searched by area of law.
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  • LPLC recommends that practitioners take reasonable steps to identify all clients.
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LIV Resources


LIV property law resources On the LIV website you will find vendor and purchaser checklists, information about eConveyancing, LIJ articles and blogs about property law.
Verification of identity:

LIV verification of authority and right to deal checklist

LIV VOI checklist

Texts available from the LIV bookshop:

Conveyancing Victoria – Simon Libbis

Sale of Land – William Rimmer and David Lloyd

LIV practice support:

E: | T: 03 9607 9378

LIJ regular property law article by Russell Cocks
LIV trust account enquiries

Elissa Watson General Manager of Compliance

T: 03 9607 9432  E:

LIV ethics

T: 03 9607 9336  E: 

Land Use Victoria


Land Use Victoria forms

You will find guides for using the new forms here.

  • Land Use Victoria has published new versions of approved forms containing new options for signing by practitioners on behalf of clients.
  • See LUV Customer Information Bulletin 166 June 2017 for more details about the new forms and client authorisations and certifications. You can subscribe to receive the bulletins here.


The client authorisation form is available from ARNECC.
  • A client authorisation form authorises a practitioner to act and to sign documents on their client’s behalf.
  • Use of the client authorisations is prescribed with effect from 26 May 2017.
Providers of conveyancing services



LEAP (owns Lawperfect)

Thomson Reuters

SAI Global


Reliable Legal Precedents



1001 conveyancing answers

  • There are numerous products available to assist conveyancing practitioners. For example, information provides can provide relevant certificates and searches. Some organisations provide conveyancing precedents.
  • You can find a list of ASIC approved information brokers here
State Revenue Office


Duties Online
  • Remember to select ‘Duties form’ when logged on as the administrator in Duties Online to be able to access the SRO all-in-one duties form.
Consumer Affairs Victoria resources


For example brochures on:

  • sale of land
  • owners corporations
  • retirement villages.
  • Practitioners may wish to refer clients to the publications issued by Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV).


Most practitioners who need to initiate a court proceeding in a conveyancing matter, such as an application pursuant to s.49 of the Property Law Act 1958 (Vic), will brief a barrister. Contact the barrister’s clerks for a referral to a barrister who specialises in property law.
Legal Research


Austlii Try doing ‘noteup’ on Austlii to find other resources relevant to the legislation or case being considered.
LexusNexis Explore the products and publications available by searching ‘real property’.
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1001 Conveyancing Answers by Russell Cocks A great place to start when looking for an answer to your conveyancing questions.