If you’re a Purchaser, your conveyancer can review the contract of sale before you make an offer or bid at auction. Prior to exchanging contracts, you may wish to arrange pest and building inspections or allow me to organise this for you. If you’re buying a property subject to strata laws, it is always advisable to have someone review the strata report. I can communicate with the vendor’s representative on your behalf, asking questions or requesting amendments.
Once negotiations are complete, I will arrange the formal exchange of the contract, signalling the beginning of the settlement period, which is usually six (6) weeks.
Once contracts are exchanged, we begin to arrange matters for a smooth final settlement. As a licensed conveyancer, I can complete the following on your behalf:
- Make sure the previous owner pays any outstanding amounts owing (e.g. council rates) and calculate any adjustments for the final settlement
- Check for any government authority over the land
- Check for any undisclosed information that may affect the sale
- Keep in contact with the seller’s representative (conveyancer or solicitor)
- Arrange for payment of stamp duties
- Communicate with your financial institution to make sure funds are ready for settlement day
- Attend your property settlement along with the vendor’s conveyancer or solicitor and a representative from your bank
My final invoice will include my fee, any disbursements I’ve paid for on your behalf during the settlement process. These may include property searches and other payments.
Contact us to find out more or to arrange a consultation with an experienced conveyancer in Lane Cove.