Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Conveyance Definition:

A written document which transfers property from one person to another, usually real property.

Related Terms: Transfer, Alienate

The transfer of a proprietary interest in real property, to another, usually as set out within a document.

In real-estate law, the conveyance usually refers to the actual document which transfers ownership, between persons living (i.e. other than by will), or which charges the land with another's interest, such as a mortgage.

In Credland, Justice Cairns wrote:

"There is no magical meaning in the word conveyance. It denotes an instrument which carries from one person to another an interest in land."


  • Credland v Potter 1874 Ch. App. 12

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