If acting for a buyer the solicitor will:
Clarify, draft and lodge all relevant legal documents including the memorandum of transfer and the contract of sale.
Research the title of the property and see if there any issues such as easements which the buyer should know about.
Transfer money into the trust account.
Calculate all taxed and rates.
Act on your behalf when settling the property.
Contact your bank to confirm final payments are being made.
Represent your interests when you deal with the vendor and/or agent to ensure your rights as the vendor are protected if a sale does not reach settlement.