Conveyancing

It’s what we do.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR YOUR FEE?

For our fixed & fair professional fee, we will:

  • Review your contract for you prior to you signing and recommend any changes necessary.
  • Open your file and review it within two hours of receiving the fully signed contract.
  • Contact you to start your conveyancing process immediately after the file is opened.
  • Liaise with you, your bank/broker, the other side and your real estate agent throughout the process.
  • Keep you informed throughout the entire process.
  • Provide you with quality legal advice and protect your legal rights.
  • Deal with any issues quickly, and as they arise.
  • Do everything possible to ensure your settlement happens when it should with a minimum of fuss.
  • Contact you immediately once settlement has happened.
WHAT ARE THE HIDDEN EXTRAS I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR?

There are no hidden extras. At Keylaw we believe a fixed fee should be just that - a fixed fee. Our fee covers all the work that is expected from a standard residential conveyance.

Our quoted fixed price guarantee covers:

  • All legal work for a standard residential property conveyance
  • Postage
  • Photocopying
  • Extension of dates - such as the settlement and condition dates
  • Attendance at settlement

What's not included:

  • Government charges such as transfer duty and registration fees
  • PEXA fees
  • Additional legal work that arises from the conveyance
TELL ME ABOUT THE SEARCHES I WILL NEED.

Selling your property
You fixed fee quote includes the cost of a title search

Buying a property
Your 'emailed' quote includes a breakdown of the "critical searches" that are necessary. We will also provide you with a comprehensive list of additional searches that you can choose to do, and the cost of each search.

As each property is different, the issues that may affect the property vary. We will happily discuss with you any issues that may impact your new property, which could require additional searches.

ELECTRONIC SETTLEMENT OR PAPER SETTLEMENT - EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.

Electronic settlement is the preferred settlement method of all banks, financial institutions and progressive legal firms. It provides clients with significant benefits over a paper settlement.

Electronic Settlement vs paper settlement at a glance:

 

ELECTRONIC SETTLEMENT

PAPER SETTLEMENT

Time of settlement

Any time of the day

Between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Settlement funds availability

Seller receives cleared funds immediately

Bank cheque will take up to 3 days to clear, depending on bank policy.

Simultaneous settlements

Occur seamlessly

Are challenging particularly when buying and selling in different states or cities.

Document signing

Electronic

Needs to be witnessed by Solicitor, JP or C Dec. Particularly difficult if party is overseas as it needs a Notary Public or Australian Embassy official.

Transfer of Title

Instantaneous

Varies particularly if financing purchase, as some banks bulk lodge transfers for registration monthly.

WHY SHOULD I USE KEYLAW?

Two reasons - quality of service and price.

You will receive timely advice from our experienced team of lawyers and conveyancers. We are a legal firm dedicated to residential conveyancing – it is what we do.

Price should not be everything – but it should be important. At Keylaw our clients receive a quality legal service for a fraction of the cost of most other law firms.

How? We want to be regarded as the best in the business, so we have invested heavily in quality people and systems to ensure we provide a quality service to our clients every time.

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