Buying Property Conveyancing

For one of life's biggest investments, leave it to the experts.

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Why choose us for a property purchase?

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We'll guide you every step of the way

Our conveyancing lawyers are dedicated to simplifying conveyancing for property buyers. Our team of experts provide clear and simple legal advice for every step.

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Conveyancing is easier online

Get instant updates on your settlement with the PEXA SettleMe app. Simple document sharing is enabled with emails and an online platform, giving you easier access to legal advice.

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Fast turnaround times

With online interactions, less time is wasted on face-to-face meetings. Documents are shared and reviewed faster with online methods and you get quick responses on document statuses.

Service inclusions

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All documentation is analysed and reviewed.
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Inconsistencies and legal issues are flagged.
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Legal advice provided for potential issues.
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Pre-settlement inspections can be arranged.
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Communication channel established with the seller.
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Access to the PEXA SettleMe app for instant updates.
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Confirmation of account details with your bank.
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Price estimates for transfer duty, registration fees.
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Settlement date confirmed with both parties.
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Ownership status confirmed on settlement day.
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Keys are collected. You or your tenant can move in.
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Authorities are notified of the change in ownership.
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Our process

Pre purchase

The purchaser provides the contract of sale for us to review before making an offer on the property. The purchaser then makes an offer on the property and organises to have the property checked to obtain various reports.

We send out a purchaser pack to the vendor that includes a cost agreement, vendor instructions and client authorisation required to start the conveyancing process.

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Deposit and Caveat

A purchaser will usually pay a 10 per cent deposit at the time the contract is signed. You may have the right to lodge a caveat against the title to protect your interest in the property as the purchaser.

This gives notice to any intending mortgagee or caveator of your interest in the property. We'll provide you with access to PEXA's SettleMe app to track your settlement status every step of the way.

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Release of deposit

The deposit can be held by Conveyancing.com or by your real estate agent until settlement. This deposit can be released prior to settlement but the purchaser is entitled to have full details of any amounts owed in relation to the property.

It is common for the purchaser to consent to the release of deposit, provided there is no mortgage over the property. If there is no mortgage over the property, the vendor can apply to release of the deposit 28 days after the date of the contract.

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Final Inspection

It is the vendor's responsibility to hand the property over at settlement in the same condition as at the date of the contract. You are entitled to conduct a final inspection of the property in the week before settlement and you should contact the agent to arrange this.

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Settlement and handover

Settlement is the time when the purchaser pays the balance of purchase price to the vendor. If you have a lender, your lender will provide the funds needed at settlement.

At settlement, the purchaser’s representative hands over the remaining money for the property to the vendor's representative. Relevant documents are then handed over to purchaser so they can become a registered owner of the property.

Keys are then collected by the purchaser from the agent after settlement. The agent will only hand over the keys upon receipt of written authorisation from the vendor.

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Completion

We provide you with full financial details relating to the settlement. We advise the local council, water authority, and State Revenue Office of your purchase.

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What our customers are saying

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“I’m a busy professional and time poor. I needed to ensure my purchase was going to be handled without me having to do everything. I thought I’d be treated like a number, but I got a personalised service by a dedicated lawyer. I was updated with alerts online every step of the way.”

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Ben Emery
Glen Iris
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"I was nervous about the purchase of my first home. Conveyancing.com assigned a lawyer to me who was very knowledgeable about property law and even explained the work that was being done so I could understand the process better. They made it so simple."

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Paris Jones
Balwyn North
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"It was a simple, effective, and economical service that was hassle-free and happened seamlessly in the background. The information updates I received along the way were particularly helpful. Knowing a lawyer and not just a conveyancer was handling my house sale was excellent."

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Douglas Travis
Hawthorn East
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Conveyancing.com vs competitors

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Qualification

Our conveyancing lawyers have law degrees and specialise in multiple areas including property law.

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Legal advice

We can provide you with crucial legal advice every step of the way.

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Conveyancing method

We'll conduct your entire conveyancing service online with tools like the PEXA SettleMe app.

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Pricing

We offer fixed price quotes on all residential services and will advise you if any service could extend beyond the original fixed fee offered.

Competitors

Qualification

Some conveyancers may only have a diploma in conveyancing, the minimal requirement for conveyancing.

Legal advice

By law, conveyancers are not permitted to give you legal advice.

Conveyancing method

May require face-to-face meetings that are more time consuming.

Pricing

Some conveyancers advertise lower prices but be wary of extra costs such as settlement fees that may only be revealed at a later date.

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Answers to your questions on buying

What are the costs associated with buying a property?

In addition to the purchase price, buyers are required to cover Transfer of Land Duty (commonly known as Stamp Duty), registration fees to the Registrar of Titles, conveyancing fees, search costs, inspection costs and in the instance where funds are borrowed, bank fees and valuation costs.

Should I have my Contract of Sale and Section 32 reviewed before I purchase?

It is paramount that the Contract of Sale and Section 32 are reviewed before the purchase of property to ensure there are no prospective legal issues with the purchase.

What is a Section 32?

A Section 32 is a document provided by the vendor. It discloses information about the property required under Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act before the contract of sale is signed. Failure to comply with the requirements of this section can attract significant monetary penalties. The Section 32 can include:

  • The details of the vendor;
  • Title particulars
  • Planning information and certificates
  • Building permits issued in the past 7 years
  • Land tax rates
  • Council rates
  • Water rates
  • Owners corporation rates
  • Road access disclosure
  • If the property is located in a bushfire prone area
When should I contact a conveyancer?

We recommend contacting a conveyancer as soon as you start the conveyancing process. Early contact allows us to provide you with legal guidance from the very beginning. Property is one of the most important purchases of your life and the risks involved can be extremely high when it's not done right.

What are the costs involved with online conveyancing?

The legal experts at Conveyancing.com offer efficient, cost-effective and tailored legal advice. We're dedicated to providing you with exceptional legal support and guidance during your property purchase.

The cost of online conveyancing can vary due to the complex nature of a property transaction. We will advise you at the start if the conveyancing services you require will extend beyond the fixed-fee service.

What are the differences between a lawyer and a conveyancer?

The main difference between a lawyer and conveyancer in Victoria is their qualifications and level of training. Lawyers are required to complete a Bachelor of Laws degree followed by a one-year Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Conveyancers are only required to complete an advanced diploma of conveyancing and 12 months of work experience. Conveyancers usually charge less than lawyers for their services. Keep in mind that conveyancers cannot provide you with legal advice. It's just one of the reasons why a conveyancer can't provide you with the same level of service as a conveyancing lawyer.

Conveyancing transactions need an expert. The purhase is a huge investment which requires you to be fully informed of all aspects of the transaction. Unfortunately if your transaction does end up in court litigation, a conveyancer will not be able to assist you any further.

Got any more questions about the conveyancing process?

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