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Services

Property Settlement

Whether you are buying or selling, or be it a first home, vacant land, investment property or commercial property, we look after all facets of your settlement from beginning to end.

We will:

  • Prepare relevant government forms and conduct government searches
  • Notify the relevant government authorities of the transfer
  • Arrange for the bank to prepare for the transfer
  • Pay relevant stamp duty on your behalf
  • Complete settlement

Related Party Transfer

We can assist with a property transfer between parties who are related such as transfers between:

  • family members (husband/wife, parent/children)
  • trustees of trusts that have common beneficiaries
  • joint owners of a property
  • related companies

We will:

  • Prepare relevant government forms and conduct government searches
  • Notify the relevant government authorities of the transfer
  • Arrange for the bank to prepare for the transfer
  • Pay relevant stamp duty on your behalf
  • Complete settlement

Divorce/Separation Property Transfer

If you are separating, we can assist with completing your property transfer. Our lawyers can also assist you with obtaining a court order or by drafting a Binding Financial Agreement to effect the property transfer.

We will:

  • Prepare a Consent Order or a Binding Financial Agreement (if required)
  • Prepare relevant government forms and conduct government searches
  • Arrange for transfer duty to be assessed
  • Notify the relevant government authorities of the transfer
  • Arrange for the bank to prepare for the transfer
  • Pay relevant stamp duty on your behalf
  • Complete settlement

House Contract Legal Advice

Purchasing a property is an important decision. Receiving legal advice prior to signing a contract could save you thousands of dollars of unexpected costs after settlement.

We will: 

  • Provide one on one consultation with an experienced lawyer
  • Provide legal advice on key terms and conditions of a REIWA contract, including any special conditions that may be of benefit to you before you make an offer to purchase a property.

Deceased Estate Transfer

If a loved one has passed away, we can complete the transfer of the deceased’s share of the property to the surviving spouse/partner or to the beneficiaries.

We will: 

  • Advise you of the paperwork required to complete the transfer
  • Prepare relevant government documents on your behalf
  • Advise government authorities of the change
  • Conduct relevant searches
  • Work with the bank (if relevant) to complete the transfer
  • Pay outstanding rates and taxes on your behalf
  • Pay stamp duty on your behalf
  • Complete the transfer

Other Services

Caveats

Subdivision Applications

Change of Title Applications

Preparation and registration of Power of Attorney

Property acquisition by foreign purchasers

FAQ

What is the advantage of using a Conveyancing Lawyer?

The main difference between a settlement agent and a lawyer is that a lawyer can provide legal advice on the house sale contract whereas a settlement agent is not qualified to do so.

It is common during a settlement that you will come across issues with your contract. For example, if the seller is obligated to fix a certain item that is not in working condition, or if the buyer can terminate the contract if the seller refuses to fix the item. This relates to the terms of your contract and a Conveyancing Lawyer can give you advice on this matter. 

Are lawyers more expensive than settlement agents?

West Perth Legal charges competitive market rates. In addition, you have the advantage of access to legal advice should it be required.

Does your quote include all fees and charges?

99% of the case our quote is an accurate reflection of how we charge. In the unlikely event where the work is outside of scope of a normal conveyance, we will seek your instructions before incurring any additional cost.

Do I need to visit your office?

Visiting our office is not mandatory. You can choose to receive your documents via email or post.

What is Property Settlement?

Property settlement, or conveyancing, is the process of transferring the ownership of land from one party to another. This could follow the signing of a Contract for Sale of Land by the seller and buyer; or follow the transfer of property to the beneficiaries from a deceased estate; or property settlement as part of a divorce settlement.

During settlement, the seller and buyer should each appoint an independent lawyer or settlement agent to assist them in completing the settlement.

What does a Conveyancing Lawyer do?

A lot goes on behind the scene of a property transfer. Below is a brief description of what is performed: 

  • We lodge your contract with the relevant government authority and ensure that they are notified of the transfer.
  • We make necessary enquiries, such as title, rates and zoning on your behalf.
  • We pay on your behalf outstanding Council Rates, Water Rates, Land Tax and Strata Levy at settlement.
  • We work with your bank to process settlement.
  • We keep you informed of the progress of your settlement using the latest technology.
  • We ensure the details of ownership on the certificate of title is complete.
  • We advise you of the funds required for settlement.
  • We attend settlement on your behalf.

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