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These are some of our most frequently asked questions. However, if you have any queries that are not answered below, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
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The major difference is that settlement agents are not qualified to give you legal advice. Most property settlements are straight-forward and professional advice from a licensed settlement agent is sufficient. But when legal advice is required, they will refer you to a third-party lawyer. If your settlement agent is a lawyer, you will save yourself a lot of time, money, and effort.
Not only do we have years of conveyancing experience, but we are qualified to provide quality legal advice for any tricky situations that may come up during your settlement. This is what sets us apart from other agencies.
We are Perth’s most trusted settlement lawyers because our clients have access to certified legal advice at the price of a settlement agent.
Conveyancers are responsible for transferring the ownership of property from the seller to the buyer. A successful settlement depends on accurate paper work (mountains of it) and ensuring that the clauses in the contract of sale are met.
Your conveyancer will generally take care of:
- Completion and lodgement of transfer documents to change the details of ownership on the certificate of title
- Making necessary enquiries regarding council rates, water rates, land tax and title searches
- Keeping you informed throughout the settlement process
- Attending settlement on your behalf.
Although individuals are legally allowed to attempt settling their own property transaction, you should know that it’s tricky and time-consuming. If you don’t know what you are doing, you’ll run into all sorts of problems, which often leads to you losing a buyer or seller. That is why it is important to go to an expert. The property market is constantly changing, and licensed settlement agents and property lawyers dedicate their lives to staying on top of these changes.
To determine the right settlement agent there are a few things to consider:
- How much experience do they have?
- Are they legally qualified?
- Do they provide a transparent service?
- Do they act for both parties?
- How competitive are their fees?
Or make use of our estimate calculators help you budget for stamp duty and settlement fees. If you have any queries, simply give us a call or use the form on our contact page and we will be more than happy to help you understand everything involved in settling your property.
When a purchaser is borrowing finances in order to purchase property; it is essential that finance is approved before the matter proceeds. If finance is not approved at the time of the signing o the contract; a finance condition must be included in the contract. Without this condition added; a purchaser is at serious risk. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation and needs.
No, we are able to settle on your behalf. Most settlements can be completed via PEXA e-Conveyancing (https://www.pexa.com.au)
As the first conveyancers to reach 100 e-Conveyancing settlements in Australia in 2017 through the PEXA platform; we are the industry leaders in e-Conveyancing.
With e-Conveyancing, we can now schedule your settlement for a time between 9am-11am. This enables you to settle earlier in the day and removes that element of stress and worry for you. Our ability to complete settlement early, makes us Perth’s most trusted settlement lawyers.
Get in contact with us to find out more. Contact us today!
The Stewart Title Residential Purchaser Policy provides protection to purchasers of real estate by guarding against loss incurred due to title and property related defects that generally are pre-existing and unknown to the purchaser at the time of purchase.
For More information, visit: http://www.stewartau.com/ResidentialPurchaser.html
We can assist you with the whole process. As a seller; if the property is your principle place of residence then you don’t have to handover your keys until 12pm the day following settlement. If the property isn’t your principle place of residence, then you are required to handover your keys immediately following settlement.
As your settlement agents, we will notify the Local Council, Water Corporation and the strata company (if applicable) of the change of ownership.
You will need to make contact with your gas, electricity, phone and internet providers as they won’t allow anyone to action on your behalf.
Contact us prior to undertaking any changes to the purchasing entity on your contract. In some cases it is possible to make changes without any implications on stamp duty, but this depends on the circumstances and the change. In some cases, double stamp duty is charged.
Absolutely! We do all the hard work; including liaising with your bank leading up to settlement to make sure they are on track with your settlement.
The only thing you will need to do is sign the discharge of mortgage forms, as we as settlement agents can’t fill out the discharge of mortgage forms on your behalf.
Any lawyer with a current practising certificate is allowed to attend to the settlement of your property. But if they’re not doing settlements regularly, chances are you won’t get the best service or result. With more than 30 years practising in predominantly property law, there is very little we haven’t done before.
If you’re travelling to the city to see us we’ll happily make one of our parking bays available to you. Simply give us a call to make sure your bay is free for your scheduled appointment
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