One of the first things you should do when buying a property is engage a licensed conveyancer. A reputable conveyancer will provide you with pre-purchase advice and it is best if this advice is in writing, so that you can rely on it.
Good pre-purchase advice will be property specific (based on the vendor’s disclosures) but it will also include more general advice that would relate to any property you might purchase. There are many issues you need to consider to ensure you enter into a contract with your eyes wide open.
Robertson Conveyancing takes pride in the detailed advice we give to our clients and feedback has confirmed that many a pitfall has been avoided because of this advice.
What else will your conveyancer do? Once Contracts are exchanged, there are a number of things that must be undertaken to ensure final registration of the property title into your name. These include:
- Assisting in the exchange of Contracts (if necessary although this is usually the role of the real estate agent)
- Liaising with your bank or lender, the seller’s conveyancer AND YOU of course, including searching property and making enquiries providing and obtaining all necessary documentation during the process and arranging and completing final settlement.
The types of properties you might buy:
- House and Land
- Land Only
- Strata Title or Subdivision Unit
- Stratum Title or Company Share Unit