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Residential Conveyancing

Whether you are buying a new home, selling your existing home or investing in a property, we will guide you through every step of the process.

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Residential Conveyancing - Why you need a lawyer

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Assisting you through the residential conveyancing process

For many people, purchasing a home or investment property is one of the most significant financial transactions within a lifetime. Residential conveyancing can be a complex matter, with considerations such as transfer duty, registration fees and property searches. Whether you are buying a new home, selling your existing home or investing in a property, we can guide you through every step of the process.

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Conducting searches on your behalf

Before you commit to buying a property, it is important you conduct a number of searches to ensure the property is up to standard. A lawyer can conduct a wide range of searches on your behalf to ensure that you are as informed as you possibly can be and know what you are getting into before committing to the purchase.

Dispute Resolution

Helping you understand legal documents

Some people choose to do their own conveyancing, however one mistake in understanding a legal document or clause can result in expensive litigation or financial loss. We have decades of experience in understanding legal documents relating to residential conveyancing so you can feel confident you will not run into any unnecessary setbacks.

Reviewing your contract

Understanding your contract may be difficult if this is your first time buying a property. We will analyse your contract and look at each individual detail to make sure everything listed is accurate and fair for you. We will also ensure your contract will cover you if any complications arise in the future.

Frequently asked questions

Residential conveyancing is the legal process of buying or selling a house.
Property settlement generally takes between four and 12 weeks after the offer has been formally accepted. The settlement period is agreed by the buyer and the seller and detailed in the contract of sale. Property settlements are rarely completed within four weeks as a large amount of paperwork must be completed before settlement can occur.
Some people choose to take on the residential conveyancing process themselves, however it would be in your best interests to seek legal assistance to help you navigate the process. Lawyers and solicitors understand all of the legal requirements to buy and sell a house, and they can take on the more complicated matters such as negotiations with government entities or ensuring documentation is properly signed.
You do not have to be present at the property settlement signing, as this can be conducted on your behalf by your financial and legal representative. Any documents that require your signature will be signed prior to the final property settlement signing.
After the property settlement has occurred, the keys will be handed over to the buyer and the home will be under new ownership. Before this happens, you as the seller should make sure all of your furniture and belongings have been removed from the property and you have planned alternate accommodation.
Before the final settlement, you as a buyer should inspect the house to ensure everything is as it should be, such as checking the contract to make sure all of the items listed in the contract are still present in the home and are in working order. If anything is not right, you must contact the seller at once. After your legal and financial representatives have met with the seller’s team on the day of the settlement, they will create a mortgage in your name that is attached to the property. This means that you are the new owner of the property.
Issues may arise in any type of legal process, which is why it is important to have a legal representative during the residential conveyancing process, as they will be well equipped to handle any issues that arise. The issues that may occur on settlement day could relate to lack of communication, inability to make the selected appointment, documents that are missing or bank errors.

Why choose us

We will tell you the truth at all times

We will be honest with you about your prospects of success, issues that arise or the commercial viability of your matter. The first time you come to see us, we will tell you whether you even need a lawyer.

We will respect you and your situation

Our job is not to judge anything you may have done. Our job is to guide your matter and actions moving forward to give you the best possible outcome for you, both legally and personally.

We will listen and understand your needs

We will hear not just what you want to achieve, but why you want to achieve it. We will tell you what you need to do to achieve the outcome you are after, legally, practically and emotionally.

We will stand by you all the way

Your matter doesn’t finish once a court order has been made. We will stay on your matter right up until all of the outstanding issues have been dealt with and the court orders are complied with.

We can help you through all aspects of property law

Forge Legal’s real estate and property lawyers are specialists in all areas of property law and can assist you with all property law matters.

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