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 Contracts & Section 32 vendor statement for FREE! 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 that we can make time for you. 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 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 (incl GST) plus disbursements for a standard transaction. Disbursements are simply external costs that we pass on directly to you. 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 consultation at any time, 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.
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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