A property lawyer serves property law. Commonly, you will only deal with a property lawyer once or twice in the event of buying or selling property. However, the duties and responsibilities of a property lawyer are not only to transfer property. While ultimately the result of their practice is the transfer of property, like transferring property that is part of a deceased estate, they also deal with other aspects of property law. Providing someone with a Conveyancing Certificate, for instance, in the event of starting a crèche, guest house or other business where zoning issues are relevant. In the event of losing your Title Deed, only a property attorney can apply for a new Deed. This is called a VA Copy. Also in the event of liquidation and sequestration, the services of a property lawyer will be necessary. It should also be noted that a property attorney also work with commercial and industrial property, as well as sectional titles.