Buying and selling property, whether residential, commercial, retail or farming is often the largest transaction that most people will undergo in their lives. It is too important to get “cheap” conveyancing. It must be done correctly and with all the skill required.
What most clients do not realise is that most conveyancing companies and some law firms use non-lawyers to carry out their conveyancing work, with little or no supervision from a qualified and experienced lawyer. Please note that if you instruct a conveyancing company that does not have a qualified lawyer and your transaction subsequently requires legal work then you will have to also instruct a lawyer, thereby potentially doubling your costs.
At Wollerman Shacklock we specialise in all kinds of property transactions, including residential and business sales and purchases, where you will have a senior lawyer handling your file and closely overseeing the management of your conveyance. In addition, we believe that Wollerman Shacklock offers ‘value for money’ commensurate with the skill and experience you would expect from a firm managing the purchase or sale of your home. Our aim is to provide you with quality conveyancing services at minimal cost and inconvenience to you.
Wollerman Shacklock lawyers is experienced in all aspects of conveyancing in Victoria, and can help guide you through the process, advising on how the most current laws may affect your transaction. From our initial consultation, we can advise you on your conveyancing matter with respect to your individual circumstances. We will ensure that you are fully aware of all of your rights and responsibilities prior to any contracts being signed, or transactions taking place.
Pitfalls of Conveyancing
Often we have potential clients contacting us requesting “cheap” conveyancing. After all isn’t conveyancing a simple process of filling out forms? WRONG….. Transferring property into or out of your name requires significant skill and attention to detail if you want to get it right first time. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a simple conveyance. All the above issues need to be considered. Often the problems with a property transaction do not arise in the transaction but much later after the transaction has been completed. The result: significant additional legal fees, accounting fees and taxes and it may not be possible to resolve the issue.
At Wollerman Shacklock conveyancing is “not just a process”. We take a holistic approach when our clients buy and sell property. We want to make sure that our clients receive the best advice possible to maximise our clients’ position and reduce the risk to our client.
We can help
Wollerman Shacklock Lawyers have experienced conveyancing lawyers to help with all stages of Victoria property transactions, whether you are buying or selling a home, unit, vacant block, strata title, commercial real estate or rural property, and including:-
- Legal advice in regard to real estate contract laws
- Drafting and reviewing Vendors Statements (Section 32)
- Drafting and reviewing Contracts for Sale
- Auction Contracts and purchases off-the-plan
- Advice in regard to the ‘cooling off period’
- Arrange title searches and land enquiries
- Cost appraisal including stamp duty, GST and disbursements such as search and registration fees
- Property Title including Torrens, old system, qualified and limited, strata, community, crown or leasehold
- Property tenancy including joint tenants and tenants in common
- Statutory warranties, contract conditions and special conditions
- Advice in regard to building contracts
- Retirement Village purchases, leases and service contracts
- Commercial property including leases
- Liaison with financial institutions in regard to deposit bonds, loans, mortgages and discharges of mortgages
- Execution of contracts, exchange and settlement
- Preparing Powers of Attorney and registering with the Land Titles Office
- Advice in regard to easements and covenants on title searches
- Advice and negotiation in regard to neighbourhood disputes including dividing fence disputes; and
- Representation in dispute resolution and at Court.
Contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our experienced conveyancing lawyers.