Let us take the stress out of your house purchase or sale by taking care of settlement & contract arrangements. We will also advise you about the different types of property searches and undertake these on your behalf.
Stress Free, from Start to Finish
Buying property is one of the biggest financial transactions which most of us will undertake over the course of our lifetime. The legal complexities of property transactions are numerous and, if the transaction does not flow smoothly, the best decision of your life can quickly turn into one which is fraught with risk and problems.
Don’t take a gamble on your future. We will explain the conveyancing process, and take every possible step to protect your interests, from start to finish. We will also talk to you, and write our letters, in plain English.
What we Provide
Run by a Trusted Law Practice
Experience matters. Darling Downs Conveyancing is a division of Groom & Lavers Solicitors which conducts an extensive conveyancing practice. This means that you can rest easy knowing that Darling Downs Conveyancing is backed by one of the Darling Downs’ most trusted and respected legal practices, which has over 100 years experience transferring Property across all of Queensland and the Darling Downs.
We have extensive expertise in residential conveyancing, which includes the buying and selling of houses, units, townhouses, dwellings and off the plan developments.
We also have experience regarding the sale and purchase of rural properties, such as grazing and small crop farms, plus commercial transactions involving the sale and purchase of commercial land and buildings, business sales, the transfer of business’ assets, and retail shop leases and other issues.
We also frequently act as the settlement agents for a number of banks and other financial institutions.
Legal Advice from a Lawyer, not just a Paralegal
Our conveyancing files are directly supervised by a Solicitor and, if you reside in or around the Toowoomba or Oakey districts, you will meet with your Solicitor on at least one occasion, or our Solicitors will communicate with you by telephone or email if you reside outside these districts.
If You’re a Buyer?
Special Conditions & Pre-Purchase Inspections
If you are buying a property, some of the matters we will address in the course of your transaction, if you instruct us, include ensuring that your Contract includes provision for you to obtain a Building and/or Pest Inspection, including a Special Condition enabling you to check whether all necessary Council approvals and inspections have been conducted in respect of the improvements on the property, and determining whether the Seller owes any land tax to the Office of State Revenue as a result of the ownership of the property (land tax attaches to the property, not the Owner).
Other Searches & Investigations
We may also check with the Department of Main Roads and Queensland Transport to ensure that your property will not be affected by any road or transport infrastructure and check with the Local Council to ensure that all Council rates are paid up to date and to determine if there are any flooding issues affecting the property.
Our searches may even extend to conducting searches of the Contaminated Land Register and the Environmental Management Register to ensure that the property is not affected by any notices under the Environment Protection Act or Orders from a Court relating to environmental issues.
Buying a Business?
If you are purchasing a business, we will ensure that you fully understand the terms of your Contract and recommend to you any due diligence enquiries which you should make.