What exactly is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the transfer of ownership or interest in real property from one person to another.

Conveyancing is usually completed by a licensed conveyancer (us) or a solicitor. You can do it yourself, but the complexity of the Federal, State and Local laws makes it an unwise choice.

The conveyancing process typically takes four to six weeks and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Title searches
  • Checking for encumbrances and restrictions on the property
  • Ensuring any special conditions mentioned in the contract are met
  • Making sure rates, land tax and water consumption charges are paid by the appropriate party
  • Arranging for the payment of fees and charges
  • Preparation of legal documents.

When do I receive my deposit?

house deposit moneySo you have accepted their offer, congratulations! What next?

A deposit is usually paid within 7-14 days of the signing of the Contract of Sale. You may be entitled to receive the deposit monies earlier than the date of settlement. This will depend on various factors. The purchaser needs to authorise the release of deposit monies. A co-operative relationship the between the seller and the purchaser can have a positive impact on the deposit being released earlier rather than later.

We can prepare the relevant documentation to assist in the early release of the deposit.

Can the purchaser change their mind after signing the Contract of Sale ?

contract of saleThe purchaser may include special conditions in the Contract of Sale when the offer is made. A common clause used is ‘subject to finance’. This means if the purchaser has not secured finance approval by a certain date they have the option of not proceeding with the purchase.

Subject to building inspection, pest inspection and the 3 day cooling-off period are also options for the purchaser not to proceed.

How and when do I organise my finance and settlement of property?

settlement of propertyYou may arrange your finance prior to signing a Contract, however, if you have not done this you may arrange for the Contract to include a “finance clause” which provides you with time to make the necessary arrangements. Finance can be arranged via your Real Estate Agent, or we can assist you with the various lenders and finance brokers that we are confident will help guide you in this process.

If your finances are not arranged correctly, settlement may be delayed in which case substantial additional costs may be incurred.

We will arrange settlement of property, and take care of any complexities on your behalf. Settlement usually takes place at 30/60/90/120 days intervals from the signing of the Contract, or the date mutually suitable to yourself and the vendor.