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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
Property law and conveyancing fact sheet Sydney

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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? plus 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
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