Specialist property conveyancing experts
Buying and selling real estate can be stressful. Altria’s expert property law team will ease the pain with our lawyers looking after your property purchase or sale at every stage of the conveyancing process.
A professional conveyancing lawyer who will represent your interests
For buyers, our conveyancing service starts from the moment you find your dream home or next investment. We will review the Contract of Sale, negotiating any amendments on your behalf. Next, we will order a pest, building, or strata report, and if you proceed with the purchase prepare the Contact in executable form to send it to the vendor’s solicitor for exchange.
Once the real estate contracts have been exchanged, we prepare everything from property searches right through to draft settlement figures and cheque directions for your mortgagee. At property settlement, we double check the documents, and pay the settlement fund, so you can pick up the keys. If there is no mortgage on the property, we will lodge the Transfer and Notice of Sale, and send you the Certificate of Title.
Vendors are equally well serviced by Altria. We take of everything from ordering any required searches and preparing the Contract for Sale, to ensuring the mortgagee will be ready to settle on time.
Real estate lawyers for all of your needs
We offer services in residential and commercial conveyancing as well as retail leasing too, ensuring landlords and tenants are working in a framework compliant with relevant Fair Trading rules and regulations. We also assist with advice on the adequate insurances to have in place.
Don’t leave the purchase or sale of your home to chance. Altria provides our comprehensive conveyancing service to both buyers and sellers at a fixed fee. You will never be left guessing, as each step of the way we keep you up to date with progress, and coordinate on your behalf. We also work with buyers and sellers for commercial, retail and industrial properties, so contact us for all of your conveyancing needs.
Our services include
- Contract of Sale review
- Ongoing communication
- Monitoring key dates
- Prepare transfer documentation
- Coordinate inspections
- Liaise with your mortgagee
- Arrange for bank cheques
- Arrange for payment of Stamp Duty
- Attend settlement of the property
- Arrange for transfer documents
- Notify authorities
- Send notice of attornment to the tenant
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Conveyancing Fact Sheet
Conveyancing can be an exhausting process, but Altria’s property lawyers will manage the entire process for you, guiding you step-by-step throughout the journey. There are many steps and obligations to conveyancing; being on top of them is best left to an expert conveyancer. Our fact sheet provides an overview of the process and factors to consider during selling or buying a residential property. It will help you understand the process of transferring a property from one party to another and the steps that are required to be taken. In this fact sheet cover:
- The preparation and review of documents including the Contract of Sale
- Negotiating before the real estate sale
- The auction or private treaty process
- The exchange process
- Final settlement of the property
Good to know about conveyancing
What you need to know about your real estate transaction:
- A conveyancing solicitor works only on your side to protect you during the transaction.
- Do your homework to ensure you have adequate funds to pay for total costs incurred in buying a home.
- There are a lot of various parties to pay at very specific times.
- Missing deadlines can void a transaction, so ensure all key dates are met during the process.
- Buying at auction means you must sign the contract and pay a deposit on the spot. There is no cooling-off.
- Buying via private treaty has a 5-day cooling-off period from signing, unless waived by the buyer.
Why use a licensed conveyancing lawyer or solicitor?
Domain.com.au plus RealEstate.com.au both recommend that buyers and sellers use the services of a solicitor during the transaction of a property. They help guide you on the complex journey to settlement, and ensure the many i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed.
With so many documents to gather and parties to interact with, your conveyancing solicitor can take much of the day-to-day off your hands. Better still, they manage the process on your behalf to ensure that all deadlines, requirements and payments are being met on time and to specification.
Aside from being experienced, conveyancing solicitors carry professional indemnity insurance, and so their insurance protects you in the unlikely event something goes wrong during the transaction. Look for a solicitor who provides a fixed fee so you know where you stand before you engage.
Altria’s experienced property law team can help you every step of the way, so contact us today to discuss your real estate transaction.
Consider all the costs of a real estate transaction
Buying real estate can frustratingly incur a lot of different fees. You should also consider the costs of these disbursements:
- Building and pest inspections
- Survey report
- Establishment of mortgage
- Home building insurance
- Valuation fees
- Mortgage insurance
- Stamp duty and mortgage duty
- Estate agent fees
- Levies, if the property is in a strata or community scheme
- Council and water rates
- Bank cheques
Get in touch with our property team
If you are wanting more information or are not ready to fill out our Case Starter please send us a message about your conveyancing or property matter below.