What is Conveyancing?
This is the technical legal term for buying or selling a house. The meaning of convey refers to the movement of the title to the property from one person or legal entity to another. For many people the purchase of a family home will be the largest transaction which they ever conduct on a personal level and there needs to be great care taken to ensure that all of the elements of a contract are in order. You need a professional to examine the contract, to ensure that there are no terms which are prejudicial to your interests.
For every transfer your Registered Conveyancer or Solicitor will:
- Offer independent advice on your Contract and Form 1.
- Check that there are no outstanding charges, and advise you in relation to encumbrances or easements.
- Calculate the amount of the rates and taxes payable by you.
- Prepare a settlement statement showing the net amount that you will pay or receive.
- Prepare the documents to transfer the property.
- Co-ordinate and attend settlement on your behalf.
- Notify SA Water, the Council and any Strata/Community Corporation of the change of ownership.
- Attend to various other tasks related to your transaction.
Plus when Selling:
- Arrange for the discharge of any mortgage and collect your title from your bank.
- Deposit the proceeds of sale to your bank account.
- Liaise with the agent and obtain the details of the commission and other fees.
- Pay any outstanding amounts to the Council, SA Water, Land Tax, Emergency Service Levy, Strata/Community Levy, etc.
Bartel and Hall has been helping people in the area with their conveyancing needs for more than thirty years. Recent expansion represents results from the firm’s continued commitment to exceptional customer service. As well as the usual residential transfers, subdivisions, private contracts, family transfers and business transactions, Bartel & Hall can offer a wider range of conveyancing services with the full backing and support of the firm’s three lawyers.
Call (08) 8552 3544 to speak with either Sue or Alison about your conveyancing needs, or to obtain a competitive quote for your transaction.