Frequently Asked Questions
What is the conveyancing process?
The conveyancing process has just one end goal – whether you’re buying or selling – transferring legal ownership from seller to buyer. Conveyancing services begin when the contract for sale has been received. In most instances, this is when the seller’s agent has sent a signed copy of the contract to the purchasing party’s conveyancing agent. Once this has been signed by both parties, conveyancing work begins to transfer the ownership of the property to the other party.
The conveyancing process usually involves the following steps:
- Prepare, clarify, and lodge relevant legal documents
- Research the background of the property and title certificate.
- Calculate and inform you of any adjustments arising from rates or taxes.
- Ensuring on-time payment of land tax, water consumption charges and other relevant dues.
- Settle the property on your behalf
- Make sure any agreed-upon conditions within the contract are then satisfied.
How much do Geelong conveyancing services cost?
Our conveyancing Geelong service operates by a standard fee across properties on the Surf Coast. This fee includes a complimentary general contract review, but does not include any disbursements, PEXA charges and bank fees. With a fixed fee certainty, you can relax knowing that there are no hidden fees or nasty problems. For a free consultation for your Geelong property conveyancing, contact us on 1800 518 187 or via the online form.
Are your conveyancers in Geelong solicitors?
Yes – at Entry Conveyancing, we operate with property solicitors who specialise in property law and conveyancing. Our conveyancing lawyers are experienced in dealing with all matters regarding property legalities and can provide expert advice and assistance across all types of properties in Geelong.
When should I engage the services of a conveyancer for Geelong?
If you’re buying a property in Geelong, it’s important to discuss your property transaction with a conveyancer as soon as possible – preferably before signing the contract of sale. The next step is to discuss your intention to purchase with your mortgage broker or lender. From there, your conveyancer can negotiate the contract of sale before you sign – if you have already signed, we may be able to negotiate within the cooling-off period.
If you’re selling your Geelong property, it’s essential to get your contract ready as soon as possible with the help of a conveyancer. As soon as you decide on selling, you should engage the services of Entry Conveyancing Geelong to prepare your contract and have our team assist your real estate agent in marketing and selling a property. From the moment it goes up for sale to the closing of the deal, we’ll be working with your best interest in mind.
Can I do my own conveyancing?
From the outside, property conveyancing services are the simple transfer of land title from a seller to a buyer. So, why shouldn’t you be able to do it yourself? Simply put, you can do your own property conveyancing if you so wish; it is not a legal requirement to have a conveyancer. However, conveyancing is an arduous process, and one false move along the way can see you face hefty fines or even lose your deposit on your Geelong property.
It is always worth paying a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to practice conveyancing on your behalf during your property journey. The cost you save by doing your own is marginal compared to other fees you have to pay, plus you run the risk of missing vital steps in the process, and you are not insured in case something goes wrong.
Can you help me to transfer my property in Geelong?
Absolutely! Transferring property is a common service undertaken by Entry Conveyancing. It is a more complex service than many believe, and our process will depend on the type of ownership that is already in place with the property. To transfer your property, our team will take care of all the complicated legal work, and handle appropriate legal documentation and submit it to the relevant bodies on time. We know that conveyancing in Geelong involves more than just buying and selling – transferring properties between parties is an equally as important issue in property law that demands the utmost diligence.
How long does conveyancing take?
Geelong conveyancing services will be dependent on the parties involved. As a general guide, Entry Conveyancing speculates the standard settlement period lasting anywhere between 4 – 6 weeks following the exchange of contracts. However, alternative settlement terms can be negotiated between the buyer and the seller prior to confirming the contract. If both parties are willing to settle over a shorter period, then Entry Conveyancing will ensure everything is ready to make this happen.