The introduction of e-Conveyancing does not effect the ability of the DIY user to do their own conveyancing.
Banks & Mortgage Brokers may try and persuade you to use a Solicitor or Conveyancer. They may reason to say it will be cheaper for you in the long run, this is untrue.
Your legal right to do your own conveyancing has not changed.
Solicitors or Conveyancers do not have to use the e-Conveyancing program, but this may change for them in time.
Legislation has included manual lodgement & settlement procedures.
VICTORIA 1st December, 2015 UPDATE
Now DIY users will have their identity verified under the Verification of Identity (VOI), the Transfer also needs to be witnessed at the same time by the Australia Post Officer, but this is limited to purchasers who are not taking out a mortgage and a vendor who is self-acting.
The governing body The Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC) have introduced Version 3 for (VOI). Victoria has now adopted this version for paper transactions and DIY users.
The Version 3 also restricts, Power of Attorneys (VOI), these can only be verified by the Legal Profession.
You should write and speak to your State and Federal members of Parliament as (ARNECC) will take away your legal right to do your own conveyancing. Then everyone will be stuck with a duopoly, and your legal right to do your own conveyancing will be taken away forever.
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