Conveyancing Lawyers Melbourne
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Argent Law’s property conveyancing lawyers Melbourne have the ability to assist in regards to all property law matters. We have several years of experience and expertise to make your property goals a reality. Our firm is proud to offer first class service to both Vendors and Purchasers, and guide our clients through the process to make their property ownership goals a reality. We are here to help you with the ever-evolving changes to the law.
Conveyancing & Property Law
For example, in the past two years alone, the following items have been implemented and must be adhered to:
- Foreign Capital Gains Withholding Clearance certificate;
- Verification of identity;
- Additional Stamp Duty for foreign purchasers of property;
- Client Authorisations;
- Transition to electronic conveyancing (compulsory as of 1 August 2019).
I am selling, why do I need a lawyer?
As a Vendor you must ensure that you adhere to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Victoria). If you do not, the Purchaser may be able to rescind your Contract of Sale and cancel the transaction.
At Argent Law we ensure that the sale of your property is not jeopardised by defective documentation namely the Contract of Sale and Section 32 Statement (also called a Vendors Statement).
At Argent Law, our property law department is made up of conveyancers and property lawyers who work together tirelessly to provide you with a stress-free experience.
I am buying, why do I need a lawyer?
Buying a property is a big investment. It is vital to ensure that you know exactly what you are buying. Or, if there are any items such as easements or other encumbrances that you should be aware of.
As the Purchaser, if you do not settle on the settlement date you are liable to pay penalties to the Vendor. It may include penalty interest on the balance of purchase monies, the Vendor’s legal fees and sometimes the Vendor’s mortgage and accommodation costs! A very costly exercise!
With Argent Law guiding you through the process, your exposure to a delayed settlement is significantly mitigated as we can identify when we think there will be a delay – (a popular reason being due to loan documentation!)
Our Conveyancing Lawyers’ Promises
As a Vendor, under state legislation, you must ensure that you adhere to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Victoria). If you do not, the Purchaser may be able to rescind your Contract of Sale and cancel the transaction. At Argent Law, our property and conveyancing lawyers ensure that all documentation – Vendors Statement, Contract of Sale and Section 27 Release of Deposit Statements are watertight and that the sale of your property is not jeopardised by defective documentation.
Our Expertise In Property Industry
Buying a property is an important decision, it is vital that you understand exactly what you are buying. With Argent Law guiding you through the process, we are here to assist you with:
- Review of the Section 32 Statement and Contract of Sale to identify any potential matters. You should be aware of issues such as caveats, covenants, the existence of a party wall, easements, owner builder insurance, permits, heritage overlays and so on. The list of items that you need you be aware of is different for every property. As a consequence, you will require qualified conveyancing lawyers to review the documentation in detail for you!
- Give advice in relation to the amount of the stamp duty and registration fees applicable as you need to pay these fees at settlement.
- Advise whether any government subsidies are applicable to you such as the first home owners grant, the principle place of residence stamp duty reduction or first home buyers stamp duty exemption/reduction.
- Advice in regard to the ‘cooling off period’ (if applicable).
- Negotiate terms and conditions for the purchase of property – for example inclusion of certain chattels and settlement date.
- Prepare adjustments regarding Council, Water, Land Tax and Owners Corporation fees. We want you to only be paying for the outgoings of the property as from the date of sale!
- Attend to settlement.
- Notify the relevant authorities (council, water, state revenue office) of your acquisition.
- If you are in the process of buying or selling a property, contact our conveyancing lawyers Melbourne today!
If you are in the process of buying or selling a property, contact our conveyancing lawyers Melbourne today!
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