If you’re thinking of (or are in the midst of) buying or selling a house, you’ve probably realised that the operation involves a lot of paperwork. As such, you may be considering hiring assistance to make the process easier. While DIY kits from the government are available, they come with risks – you may be faced with legal pitfalls that aren’t apparent in the content of the kit. A reliable conveyancer Campbelltown is an experienced legal professional with extensive knowledge on the buying and selling process and the surrounding laws. It is important to get legal help early in the process (before signing any contracts) to avoid any potential issues.
Here is what you need to know before hiring one:
What they can offer you
A property legal expert offers many services for making the buying and selling of a home so much easier. The process is generally composed of three stages: pre-contract, pre-completion and post-completion. Amongst these, there are many legal requirements which need to be met, and a conveyancer in Campbelltown can help demystify this process. They should ensure that they communicate legal and real estate terminology and ideas in a concise, easy to understand way so that you fully understand what is going on. They should also maintain timely contact with you, answering and returning calls promptly as well as keeping you updated on unfolding events.
Some of the services they offer include:
- Organisation of payments and settlements between the buyer and the seller
- Negotiating terms and conditions
- Assessment of the sale contract
- Request of a complete set of certificates & certificate check
- Determining rate and tariff costs
- Research into local planning restrictions and regulations
- Arrangement of documents
- Putting money into trust account
- Lodgement of Notice of Acquisition
- Specific legal advice
They can also be affordable, with prices ranging from around $500 to $2,200 for a full service. Note that they are not licenced to work with complex legal issues or to invoke legal action for you – if you require these services, a solicitor may be more suitable.
Their qualifications and areas of speciality
A conveyancer in Campbelltown should have an official licence. This requires them to have finished at least two years of study in tertiary education and two years’ worth of real-world, supervised experience.
A solicitor should have completed half a year’s worth of study in property law whilst finishing a law degree. Solicitors are not obligated to have practical, supervised experience. Often solicitors will have a property legal expert on their team for assistance with the buying and selling process.
Consider that each conveyancer in Campbelltown will be unique, so do your research first. Websites, online reviews and word of mouth can all be useful sources of information. Things to think about include their rates and if they charge any additional costs, if you feel comfortable with the specific person, whether they specialize in your chosen property area, and if they are available for the dates and times that you need.
A good conveyancer in Campbelltown may provide a free consultation service, as well as a fixed fee to assist with any financial stress that you might be facing. And of course, great communication is essential. They should also be willing to work to your (potentially busy) schedule.
The process of buying and selling property doesn’t have to be a tedious and difficult one. A quality conveyancer in Campbelltown will help break down the task and the jargon into easy to understand terms for an affordable price. Their service can help ensure that you have peace of mind.