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That’s why our team are committed to provide advice that’s specific to you and your situation.

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

We know that reaching out for legal advice can be daunting and navigating the legal system can be frustrating and time consuming so we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for you to browse through in your own time.

Can't find the information you're after? Don't worry, our friendly team are available to answer any of your questions.

 

I’M BUYING / SELLING A PROPERTY. DO I NEED A PROPERTY LAWYER?


It’s important that you have an experienced Property Lawyer advising you on what is in your best interests. Make sure you surround yourself with experienced advisors who have your best interests at heart. People you respect and trust to help guide you through the process and who can sweat the small stuff for you.




WHAT WILL MY PROPERTY LAWYER DO FOR ME?


Once you choose your Property Lawyer (as we hope its us!) we will:

  • Represent your interests with a real estate agent, banker or vendor
  • Prepare legal documentation and/or clarify documentation such as contact of sale
  • Provide legal advice
  • Research property and certificate of title
  • Check for easements and other information you need
  • Oversee trust monies and keep track of deposits
  • Attend to the exchange of contracts
  • Calculate rates and taxes
  • Arrange property settlement and attend to the transfer of your property.
It's important to make sure that your Property Lawyer is licensed for the state or territory in which you are purchasing the property.




WHAT IDENTIFICATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?


We will ask you to provide your original birth certificate or original, valid passport, current drivers licence, and Medicare card at the first meeting. These will all need to be original documents. If your name has changed due to marriage, we will also need to see your original marriage certificate. It’s important to stress that copies won’t do.




HOW LONG DOES THE CONVEYANCING PROCESS TAKE?


Organising the transfer of property involves lots of checks and balances. The length of time between the acceptance of an offer and property settlement depends on variables such as loan approval and the discharging of any mortgages on the property. As a rule of thumb, the conveyancing process can take between 8 and 12 weeks to settle. Generally, you will be able to collect the keys to your property on the day of settlement.




HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?


For a standard property purchase with a sale price under $500,000.00, we apply a fixed fee of $1,000.00 plus GST and the cost of any searches we need to do.

If the transfer is non-residential or the sale price of the property is above $500,000.00 please ask us for a customised quote.





I’M BUYING / SELLING A PROPERTY. DO I NEED A PROPERTY LAWYER?


It’s important that you have an experienced Property Lawyer advising you on what is in your best interests. Make sure you surround yourself with experienced advisors who have your best interests at heart. People you respect and trust to help guide you through the process and who can sweat the small stuff for you.




WHAT WILL MY PROPERTY LAWYER DO FOR ME?


Once you choose your Property Lawyer (as we hope its us!) we will:

  • Represent your interests with a real estate agent, banker or vendor
  • Prepare legal documentation and/or clarify documentation such as contact of sale
  • Provide legal advice
  • Research property and certificate of title
  • Check for easements and other information you need
  • Oversee trust monies and keep track of deposits
  • Attend to the exchange of contracts
  • Calculate rates and taxes
  • Arrange property settlement and attend to the transfer of your property.
It's important to make sure that your Property Lawyer is licensed for the state or territory in which you are purchasing the property.




WHAT IDENTIFICATION DO I NEED TO PROVIDE?


We will ask you to provide your original birth certificate or original, valid passport, current drivers licence, and Medicare card at the first meeting. These will all need to be original documents. If your name has changed due to marriage, we will also need to see your original marriage certificate. It’s important to stress that copies won’t do.




HOW LONG DOES THE CONVEYANCING PROCESS TAKE?


Organising the transfer of property involves lots of checks and balances. The length of time between the acceptance of an offer and property settlement depends on variables such as loan approval and the discharging of any mortgages on the property. As a rule of thumb, the conveyancing process can take between 8 and 12 weeks to settle. Generally, you will be able to collect the keys to your property on the day of settlement.




HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET?


For a standard property purchase with a sale price under $500,000.00, we apply a fixed fee of $1,000.00 plus GST and the cost of any searches we need to do.

If the transfer is non-residential or the sale price of the property is above $500,000.00 please ask us for a customised quote.





Jess kept us up to date with everything when purchasing our new home and nothing was ever too much trouble for her. We just wish we had dealt with Jess when selling our property earlier in the year. Jess really did make everything so easy and stress free!

COURTNEY M

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