Buying & Selling

Are you buying a Residential or Commercial Property?


How-to-have-a-moving-out-sale_2The risks for buyers of failing to put appropriate special conditions in a Contract far exceed the risks to sellers.

It is therefore imperative that, if you are a buyer, you seek legal advice as soon as possible, preferably before anything is signed. This is because, once a Contract is signed and becomes enforceable, it becomes very difficult to terminate or vary the Contract.

If you would like to appoint us as your conveyancer, it is usually easiest if you tell the agent of this appointment so that we can liaise with them and yourself directly to ensure that the Contract is properly drafted and protects your interests before it is signed.

Following receipt of a fully signed copy of the Contract, we will then undertake the following steps on your behalf:

Explanation of the Entire Process

Send you a detailed initial letter, drafted in plain English, which sets out the various important steps in the conveyancing process;

Critical Dates

Monitor “critical dates” which are important to the transaction (such as building & pest inspection, and finance, dates);

Important Searches & Enquiries

Take your instructions, provide you with advice, and conduct any necessary searches to ensure that you are happy with the nature, condition, location and price of the Property which you are purchasing;

Release of Mortgage Etc.

Liaise with the seller’s solicitor to ensure that the seller is in a position to transfer the property to you at settlement, free from any mortgage, encumbrance, or other security;

Finance Approval

Liaise with your Bank or other financial institution to ensure that adequate funds will be available to complete your purchase;

Payment of Stamp Duty

Advise you about any stamp duty which you must pay in relation to your purchase and organise for this to be paid at the appropriate time;

Calculations & Adjustments

Make all necessary calculations and adjustments, such as Council rates and water adjustments, to ensure that, following settlement, the Property is transferred to you free from all expenses;

Settlement Date

Take all other steps to ensure that your transaction moves smoothly towards settlement (that is, the event at which various documents and money is exchanged to ensure that you receive a clear title to the Property), and then attend settlement on your behalf;

Post Settlement Steps

Following settlement, notify the local Council of the change of ownership and register your title to the Property with the Queensland Government.

Are you in the Market to Sell, or have you found a Buyer?


house-transfer-nov-5-breakoutWe will keep you updated every step of the way, in language you can understand.

If you are selling, our services include:

Contract Advice

An initial review of the Contract, before it is signed, to ensure that your interests are protected. This advice is usually given at no extra cost;

Explanation of the Entire Process

Sending you a detailed initial letter, drafted in plain English, which sets out the various important steps in the conveyancing process;

Critical Dates

Monitoring “critical dates” which are important to the transaction (such as building & pest inspection, and finance, dates);

Release of Mortgage Etc.

Liaising with your Bank or other financial institution to ensure that they will be in a position to release the title to your property on the settlement date;

Calculations & Adjustments

Liaising with the buyer regarding various adjustments to be made under the Contract, such as Council rates and water adjustments, to ensure that, following settlement, the Property is sold free from any additional expense to you;

Settlement Date

Taking all other steps to ensure that your transaction moves smoothly towards settlement (that is, the event at which various documents and money is exchanged to ensure that you receive the purchase price for the Property), and then attend settlement on your behalf;

Post Settlement Steps & Payment

Directing the purchase monies to you as you might direct us as soon as possible, advising you of the successful sale, and informing the local Council that the Property has been sold.