Qld sets up online conveyancing shop

The Queensland Government has introduced an online property conveyancing package aimed at streamlining regional legal eagles' duties.

Innovation and Information Economy Minister Paul Lucas said at the launch of the site that Citec Confirm (www.confirm.com.au) delivers online results for most property conveyancing searches without the usual load of paperwork and phone calls. Payments can be made by credit card.

"Citec Confirm developed this package in response to long-standing demand from solicitors, particularly in regional areas, for a one-stop-shop online for ordering conveyancing searches."

The package combines online ordering, delivery and manual processing to deliver online results for most property conveyance searches. It lets solicitors and property investors order searches online and receive the results via e-mail. Solicitors can then forward the documents to their own clients for review or clarification.

When information cannot be obtained through the system's connected range of online agencies (Department of Mines and Energy, Queensland Rail, Energex, Department of Main Roads and the Environmental Protection Agency), the solution fills the gap by lodging, collecting, scanning and tracking the information.

The package also includes Brisbane City Council searches, with plans to add other local authority searches from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and councils in the South-East corner in the next few months.

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