Legal Conveyancing

There are a number of law firms in the Cayman Islands providing providing legal advice for real estate transactions, ie conveyancing services. Conveyancing is the technical word that is used to describe the way that a property is legally transferred from one person to another.

(For readers from the United States, legal professionals providing conveyancing services are referred to as Real Estate Closing Attorneys.)

Technically, you can do the conveyancing yourself, but if the property is being bought with a mortgage, you are advised to use a lawyer to confirm that the property is free from any liens or other encumbrances. A few law firms in Cayman have departments that specialise in conveyancing (see further below).

Conveyancing professionals prepare the paperwork for your mortgage and property transfer. They check that there are no encumbrances such as a mortgage lien, outstanding strata payments or old and unpaid water bills.

They usually charge 1% of the property value unless a different figure has been negotiated. A typical simple transfer of land takes no more than three to four weeks, with registration of the new proprietor at the Land and Survey Department taking place four to six weeks after that.

Here are the recommended lawyers in Cayman providing real estate legal advice and conveyancing services.

Maples and Calder

A leading international law firm advising clients worldwide on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands.

Tel: +1 345 949 8066 Email: info@maplesandcalder.com www.maplesandcalder.com

Bodden & Bodden Attorneys-at-Law

A well-established boutique law firm that represents and provides advice to both offshore and local clients.

Tel: +1 345 943 0303 Email: info@boddenandbodden.com

Campbells

Campbells is a full service offshore law firm with offices in the Cayman Islands as well as BVI and Hong Kong.

Tel: +1 345 949 2648 Email: awalters@campbellslegal.com www.campbellslegal.com

Forbes Hare

Forbes Hare is an independent offshore law firm offering litigation, insolvency, corporate, finance, investment funds, tax advice and more.

Tel: +1 345 943 7700 Email: cayman@forbeshare.com www.forbeshare.com

HSM Chambers Attorneys-at-Law

HSM lawyers advise on the principal areas of corporate and commercial litigation and insolvency, property, private client and trusts.

Tel: +1 345 949 4766 Email: corporate@hsmoffice.com www.hsmoffice.com

Legal Chambers Cayman Ltd

Legal Chambers Cayman is a boutique law firm dedicated to offering legal services in a responsive manner.

Tel: +1 345 936 5222 Email: info@legalchamberscayman.com www.legalchamberscayman.com

McGrath Tonner

McGrath Tonner specialises in all areas of litigation and dispute resolution.

Tel: +1345 949 2740 Email: info@mcgrathtonner.com www.mcgrathtonner.com

Solomon Harris

Solomon Harris’ attorneys specialise in international offshore work and also have a thriving local practice.

Tel: +1 345 949 0488 Email: info@solomonharris.com www.solomonharris.com

Walkers

Walkers is a leading international law with offices in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the BVI, Ireland and Jersey.

Tel: +1 345 949 0100 Email: info@walkersglobal.com www.walkersglobal.com

Ritch & Conolly Attorneys-At-Law

Established in 1983, Ritch and Conolly has developed a solid reputation for providing comprehensive legal services.

Tel: +1 345 949 7366 Email: info@rc.com.ky www.rc.com.ky