When house hunting, you should get legal advice on every contract before making an offer or bidding at auction, as each one is different. All negotiations must be completed before signing, as the contract then becomes legally binding.
Our services for Buyers include:
Free contract reviews: When buying property, we will review your first standard Contract & Section 32 vendor statement for FREE (established residential properties less than 200 pages)! Simply email us the documents before you sign and we’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours. There are no obligations. Please contact us as early as possible to ensure availability. Additional reviews are $110, but this fee is waived for the property that you end up buying.
Expert legal advice: As an experienced lawyer and not just a conveyancer, we can advise you on related property law at no additional cost. We will identify any unfair or unusual provisions and suggest any changes that you should negotiate prior to signing the contract. Involve us from the beginning so that we can warn you of any traps and pitfalls.
Fast turnaround time: We know that time is of the essence in property transactions, so we will endeavour to review any contracts or respond to urgent queries within 24 hours.
Flat fee: We charge a flat fee of $990 plus GST ($1,089) and disbursements for established residential properties. Disbursements are simply external costs that we pass on directly to you (e.g. title searches and rates certificates). They average approx $200 for a house and $350 for a unit/apartment with an Owners Corporation. Please contact us for a quote.
No fees due upfront: Our fees and disbursements are generally not payable until settlement.
Additional transactions: We will discount our fees by 10% for subsequent transactions if you engage us to buy or sell another property within 6 months of settlement.
Availability: We are available for online consultation, including after hours by appointment. All of our work can be done by phone or email. We do not charge per minute and pride ourselves on being approachable, so don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions.
How do I begin?
When you find a property that you’re interested in, simply ask the agent for the contract and section 32 and email it to us so that we can review ASAP. We’ll send you some more information about costs and the conveyancing process. Then once we’ve reviewed the documents, we’ll send you a written summary and call you to discuss it. It’s that easy! There are no obligations.
“Aliza did an excellent job on our first home settlement. She was responsive to our many questions and her calm and friendly manner was re-assuring. Having a skilled professional and someone we could trust greatly mattered. Glad we chose Prime Property Lawyers and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”
“Aliza was great to work with, particularly as first home buyers. We felt that we could trust her advice and rely on her to keep us informed about the whole process, and resolve any issues with the vendor as we approached settlement. We would definitely use the service again, and recommend Aliza/PPL to anyone for any property conveyancing.”
“I cannot speak highly enough of Aliza and Prime Property Lawyers. As a first home buyer, I imagined the whole experience would be daunting. However Aliza has been guiding me throughout the whole process, she is always approachable and responsive to any questions I have. I definitely would recommend Prime Property Lawyers to anyone who are seeking conveyancing service. Thank you Aliza!”
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Law Institute VIC: Fact sheet for buying a home
Consumer Affairs VIC: Checklist for buying property
State Revenue Office VIC: Stamp duty calculator
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