Conveyancing – you get what you pay for

Buying or selling property is one of the most expensive transactions you might ever complete.

That’s why when it comes to conveyancing – the final part of buying or selling property – it might be tempting to start cutting corners. At Settle Easy, our advice is simple, ‘don’t do it!’

For some, there’s a mistaken belief that conveyancing is a simple matter of ticking boxes. But nothing could be further from the truth.

If conveyancing isn’t completed by an experienced, professional conveyancer you might be left with a property with serious problems, a flawed contract or worse still, find yourself in a costly legal battle.

What does a quality conveyancer do?

They are involved in the three stages of settlement.

  1. They will advise you on the contract terms and conditions, obligations and anticipated extra costs of the transaction.
  2. They will prepare all relevant documentation and communicate with all parties involved to ensure everyone is ready to settle on time.
  3. They will advise all authorities of the change of ownership following the transfer of title on settlement of the transaction.

If you are the seller, your conveyancer should:

  1. Listen to your needs and advise you on suitable contract terms and conditions that protect your interests when selling your property.
  2. Conduct property searches and enquiries so that you comply with your disclosure obligations to buyers.
  3. Prepare your Section 32 Vendor’s Statement and contract of sale.
  4. Calculate the adjustment of council rates, water, levies and other outgoings at the date of settlement.
  5. If applicable, liaise with your bank or lender in preparation for settlement.
  6. Arrange settlement of the property and notify you when the property is settled.
  7. Prepare and lodge all relevant statutory notices.

If you are the buyer, your conveyancer should:

  1. Represent your interests with the seller’s conveyancer/legal representative and their agent.
  2. Negotiate or clarify the terms of the contract and let you know what’s going on so you understand your rights and obligations.
  3. Calculate the adjustment of council rates, water, levies and other outgoings at the date of settlement.
  4. Conduct relevant property searches and enquiries.
  5. Prepare all documents required to transfer ownership of the property to you.
  6. If applicable, liaise with your bank or lender in anticipation of settlement.
  7. Arrange settlement of the property and notify you when the property is settled.
  8. Prepare and lodge all relevant statutory notices.

At Settle Easy, we know that buying or selling property is a big deal. That’s why, in our community of conveyancers, you will only find the most trustworthy, highly-qualified and experienced people.

We’ll take care of you every step of the way. Our end goal is to help all our customers settle easy.