Our conveyancing lawyers have helped thousands of clients buy and sell property.
Thanks to our experience we know conveyancing is more than just paperwork. It is a transaction that involves your most valuable asset so we strive to provide a stress free service while protecting your interests. Our conveyancing Melbourne team can assist you with both commercial and residential property transactions across Victoria.
It is important to get legal advice before entering into a property transaction as conveyancing is a deceptive area of law. It can be one small mistake that can put a transaction at risk. By engaging us you will be confident knowing you have the backing of diligent lawyers ensuring your transaction goes smoothly.
Conveyancing Melbourne Services
- Purchase and Sale of Property
- Drafting Contracts and Section 32 Vendor Statements
- Contract Review
- Transferring Property (Related Party, Gift, Holding Change)
- Off the Plan and Development Sales
- Commercial Property: Factories, Farms, Industrial, Shops, Shopping Centres etc
- Partition Agreements
- Stamp Duty and Refunds
- Survivorship and Legal Personal Representative Applications
- Retirement Village Transactions
- Any Property Issue
Why Use Our Property Conveyancing Solicitors?
There are two main reasons why you should engage us:
- We've completed thousands of property transactions so we've "seen it all".
- Your file will be overseen by lawyers who will protect your interests and answer any questions you have.
As a law firm we provide many advantages when it comes to property conveyancing. This is because our conveyancing team can advise you on areas of the law that relate to your property transaction. For example a conveyance may have implications on your taxes, family affairs, business interests, and estate planning. Further if a dispute arises we can help protect your rights and enforce them, giving you greater peace of mind and value for money.
Below are some common questions asked by our clients about the conveyancing process.
What is a Section 32 Vendor Statement?
Simply put it's a consumer protection mechanism. When selling property in Victoria the law requires Vendors to provide Purchasers a signed disclosure statement with all the requirements listed under section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1956 (Vic). If this disclosure statement is not provided to the Purchaser before they sign the contract, is missing information, is incorrect, or misleading - the Purchaser may have the option to withdraw from the Contract at any time before settlement and have all their money refunded. This is why it is important to have a solicitor draft a complete Section 32 to make sure the Purchaser cannot withdraw from the contract after they sign.
What are the Statement of Adjustments?
At settlement all property outgoings such as council and water rates are divided between the Purchaser and Vendor so each party pays their share of outgoings they are responsible for. The Statement of Adjustments is the document that calculates this division and "adjusts" the money paid at settlement to account for this division. This usually results in an increase of money needed to be paid at settlement by the Purchaser. The Vendor is obligated to pay out any outstanding outgoings and Title Office fees they are responsible for.
A simple example: if the annual paid outgoings for the property are $1,000.00 a year and settlement occurs in the middle of the year, the purchase price will increase by $500.00 to account for the Purchaser's share of the outgoings. This means the Purchaser and Vendor have paid their correct share of the property's outgoings.