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Purchasing Property

Purchasing a property (whether residential or commercial) is arguably one of the biggest and most important financial decisions you will make in your life. We can guide you through the complicated and exciting process of purchasing real estate. We can clarify any unfamiliar issues and can assist you with all matters affecting the purchase of property, such as:

  • Types of title and forms of ownership
  • Your legal obligations including your insurance responsibilities
  • The meaning of any encumbrances or caveats
  • Understanding special conditions or "subject to" clauses
  • Requesting special conditions
  • Your cooling-off rights
  • Circumstances in which a party can avoid settlement
  • Available grants, concessions and rebates
  • Fees and charges, including rates and taxes etc to be adjusted
  • Change of ownership notifications.

Our conveyancing services involved in a purchase include:

  • Reviewing the contract before you sign
  • Searching the certificate of title to ensure proper ownership
  • Searching with government departments and local authorities for anything affecting the property
  • Advising on the information in the statutory disclosure statement (referred to as a Form 1)
  • Compliance with all special conditions and time limits
  • The preparation, certification and stamping of documentation
  • Liaising with your proposed lenders and financiers
  • Calculation of adjustments of rates and taxes
  • Preparation of settlement statements
  • Properly accounting for all monies expended or held in trust
  • Assistance with signing the memorandum of transfer
  • Attendance at settlement on your behalf.

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