Choosing a Conveyancer

Tips for ensuring your property transactions go as smoothly as possible

Buying a property, either as your own home or as an investment property can be an exciting time. It could be your first home or the dream home you have always wanted. Or are you a property investor looking for rental returns and the potential for significant capital gains in the long term?

If you are selling a property you need to make sure your contracts are drawn up correctly. The sale should also happen smoothly and in the prescribed time. This is particularly important if you are in a situation where the purchase of another property is contingent on the sale of yours.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, an apartment, a vacant block, strata title, commercial real estate or a rural property, it is important to get the best legal conveyancing support at all stages of the transactions.

Here are 6 tips for choosing a conveyancer:

1) Don’t just choose the cheapest. Your property sale might be the single largest financial transaction you ever carry out. And when the purchase of one property is connected to the sale of another, the last thing you need is for something to go wrong with the paperwork. Make sure you choose someone who is highly experienced in the legal aspects of a wide range of property transactions.

2) Don’t be pressured into using your real estate agent’s suggested conveyancer. You have the freedom to choose any conveyancer you like to manage your property transactions. Just because your agent has given you a conveyancer’s contact details, it doesn’t necessarily make them the best conveyancer for your situation.

3) Choose someone local to your area. A local, experienced legal conveyancer can provide insights and local knowledge that someone outside your area cannot.

4) Ask for testimonials. Don’t be afraid to ask for testimonials when you are choosing a conveyancer. If they have done a good job for previous clients, these should be easy to obtain.

5) Costs. Before signing up with a conveyancer, make sure you ask for an itemised list of all costs that are involved. Also, check if they have a fixed price guarantee that covers any other matters that might arise. 

6) Customer service. What was your first impression when you contacted the conveyancer? Were they friendly and helpful? How were you treated when you answered the phone, or when you asked them questions? Were you made to feel welcome? If so, then it’s more likely that your whole conveyancing experience with them will go well too.

We can help

We have extensive experience with conveyancing matters and can offer legal advice in regards to real estate contract law, advice for first home buyers, as well as liaising with financial institutions to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

For more information on how we can help you, and for a quote, contact Cornerstone Law Offices on:

Phone: 1300 267 637

info@cornerstonelawoffices.com.au

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