A property lawyer, also referred to as a conveyancer, is a specialist in the field and can be consulted for assistance when you are buying or selling property. They can also be called for assistance when one is faced with situations in which property forms part of a deceased estate. A property lawyer’s main functions are largely the registration and transfer of property ownership. This applies to any scenario that requires registration and transfer of property. There is certain documentation that has to be written up by a property lawyer. It should be noted that the services of a property lawyer are seldom optional. A property lawyer’s expertise are required under South African law when dealing with property ownership transfers. Other situations that call for a property lawyer include the application for a new Deed when you have lost yours. Only a property lawyer can apply for a new one. A property lawyer may also register and cancel bonds.