Conveyancing

Section 32 – Documents Required

What documents do we need for the Section 32 Vendor’s Statement? The following questions can help you decide what we need from you. Please provide all documentation by email as soon as possible. Is it a standard, sale, conveyancing matter? Is the property a unit? Have you completed renovations in the last 7 years? Was the property built in the last 7 years? Is it a standard, sale, conveyancing matter? A standard matter is a...

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Pre-Purchase Assistance For Purchasers

I call myself a real estate lawyer, because this term describes a professional legal practitioner who has the qualifications, knowledge and experience to provide clients with all of the services required to see them safely through the sale or purchase of real estate, from the beginning to the very end.

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The Valuer

While consumers are used to commission estate agents "valuing" real estate, the fact is that commission estate agents are not qualified to perform this role.

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Unfair Real Estate Fees

In his book Real Estate Without Agents, (Rowley Publications, Sydney 2004 at p.7) respected author and real estate journalist Terry Ryder calculates commission estate agent commissions as being equivalent to an hourly rate of $675!

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Transparency In Real Estate

It is a sad fact of the current real estate industry that it is built on secrecy, and requires secrecy in order to function. Among the best kept secrets in real estate are the following...

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Retirement Villages

While most people understand the term "Retirement Village" as meaning a form of unit accommodation, it often comes as a surprise to find that there are different ways of "owning" or "occupying" a retirement unit.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional indemnity insurance is held by a professional person to ensure that any claims of professional negligence made against the professional person can be met. To put it another way, there is not much point in suing a professional person if they do not have enough money to pay for your loss - so professional indemnity insurance comes in to cover the cost.

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Penalty Interest

Condition 4 of Table A, Schedule 7 of the Transfer of Land Act provides for the payment of penalty interest if either party delays the payment of money. The most common form of delay is the postponement of settlement.

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