When you enlist the services of Entry Conveyancing, you’re enlisting a Sydney conveyancing company that’ll do everything possible to get you the result you’re after. We understand how hard it can be to move homes due to the attached sentimental value and sizeable financial outlay. Rest assured, you can be confident that you’ll receive personalised, genuine advice from our team, supported by extensive research and knowledge in New South Wales.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do Sydney conveyancing services work?
Your typical property transaction generally consists of three stages: pre-contract, pre-completion, and post-completion. Your conveyancer Sydney team will work with real estate agents, your mortgage broker, and you to prepare everything necessary for critical dates during the conveyancing process.
The conveyancing process will include steps such as:
- Property background research and title search
- Preparation, clarification, and lodging of legal documents
- Confirmation of agreed-upon contract conditions
- Calculation adjustments due to rates or taxes
- Payment of land tax, water consumption charges, etc.
- Settling the property on your behalf
Our Sydney conveyancing team takes the guesswork out of buying, selling, and transferring the ownership of property in New South Wales. Our property lawyers are skilled and experienced across all aspects of conveyancing work. They will guide you throughout the process, from filling out the necessary paperwork to negotiating contract terms and finalising the deal.
Can I do my own conveyancing?
Yes, you could fill out the forms yourself if you wanted to; however, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Without the necessary knowledge of the complicated legal jargon involved in the conveyancing process, you could run the risk of losing your property, as well as your 10% deposit.
Whether it’s a residential or commercial property, having a qualified conveyancing service will help you navigate the complicated process and work on your behalf to ensure that all legal matters are adequately handled. The cost of conveyancing services is worth the peace of mind and the security of your property transfer, purchase, or sale.
How much will it cost?
At Entry Conveyancing, we offer a fixed fee conveyancing service – our standard Sydney conveyancing services fee is $795.00 inc. GST and our standard review of contract fee is $90.00 inc. GST. Our fixed conveyancing costs mean just that — with no hidden fees or additional charges.
For more information on our Sydney conveyancing costs, how our rates work, and how we can help with your property purchase in Sydney NSW, get in touch with us today to speak to a licensed conveyancer.
What is the difference between conveyancers and lawyers?
It’s easy to get confused by the difference between conveyancers and lawyers who operate in property law.
Conveyancers are licensed to operate in only one aspect of property law: conveyancing. As such, it is common that conveyancers possess much more specialised skills, given it’s the only thing they focus on. There’s also less chance of a conveyancer being out of the office or dealing with other issues in the courts. Conveyancers are only responsible for ensuring you meet every legal obligation in your property transaction.
In contrast to lawyers, conveyancers cannot advise on areas of the law outside of conveyancing. Conveyancers can refer you to a qualified lawyer if you need general legal advice. Property lawyers are trained to advise clients on their legal rights and obligations and represent them in Sydney courts across various issues.
If I sell my house without the intervention of a real estate agent, do I still need a conveyancer?
Yes. Property cannot be listed on the market or advertised before a proposed contract for sale has been prepared. Anyone who makes an enquiry or offers a property is entitled to ask for a proposed contract for sale. Failure to do so can result in fines.
To draw up a proposed contract for sale, you’ll need to enlist the services of a conveyancer. At Entry Conveyancing, our conveyancers in Sydney make the process of buying, selling, or transferring property as stress-free and straightforward as possible; you won’t have to worry at all about little details or legal jargon. We can deal with real estate agents and help you prepare a contract for sale, as well as delivering advice regarding the other aspects of the conveyancing process, pre-completion, and post-completion measures.
If you need a Sydney conveyancer that you can trust, call us today on 1800 237 946 for a free consultation and quote
If you need a Sydney conveyancer that you can trust, call us today on 1800 518 187 for a free consultation and quote.
When should I engage a conveyancer?
As soon as you’ve decided to buy, sell, or transfer property, you should contact a New South Whales or Sydney conveyancer immediately to set up a ‘pre-purchase contract review’ for all types of property. Like anything, the earlier you start, the easier the process will be for you. It’ll also make the conveyancers’ life easier, as they have much more time to work on and prepare any necessary legal documentation before the property sale.
What is “gazumping”?
Gazumping occurs when a seller accepts a verbal offer on the property from one potential buyer but then reneges and accepts a higher offer from another party.
In Sydney, it is assumed that a purchaser understands that a sale has not taken place until all involved parties have fully executed the contract and that a purchaser who claims to have “been gazumped” has merely failed to understand the property law.
To prevent yourself from being gazumped on a property, we recommend formalising a written contract agreement with your offer as soon as possible.
What do conveyancers search for when evaluating property?
Conveyancers conduct searches to assist the buyer in evaluating the property before the final purchase. These searches help your Sydney conveyancer to identify any legal, property or ownership issues, such as land being on the contaminated land registry, if the building has the relevant approvals, if it has heritage lists or if there are any issues over the title. These searches are also done to make sure any debts in land tax or other rates are present or if they’ll be remediated before settlement.
If you have any special requirements for the property, let our Sydney conveyancing team know so that we can search the property with these issues in mind. Given our experience in the industry and Sydney conveyancing expertise, we’ll be able to advise you as to whether or not you should go through with the purchase.
However, to conduct specific searches, special conditions will have to be present in the contract to allow for different types of searches. If these conditions are not present, you may not be able to terminate the agreement based on findings from the investigation.
What happens at settlement?
Property settlement is the legal process necessary for the transfer of ownership from one party to another. Buyers, sellers, solicitors, property law, and banks are all involved at settlement.
The length of the settlement process varies from state to state and property to property; however, as a rough guide, it typically takes anywhere from 30 to 90 days.
On settlement day, the purchasers’ bank will provide the funds needed to purchase the property to the buyers’ agent or solicitor, and in return, receive the Certificate of Title from the seller’s bank. Keys can then be handed over to the purchaser, provided all other agreements listed in the contracts have been met. From here, the buyer’s bank registers the relevant documentation and mortgage, notifying services such as electricity and water of the change.
Should I have the contract and Section 32 checked before I buy?
It is crucial to have your contract and Section 32 checked before you purchase any type of property.
At Entry Conveyancing, our pre-purchase legal advice allows you to navigate the many ups and downs of buying, selling, and transferring property with more confidence. Too many people fail to receive Sydney conveyancing or legal advice from a qualified professional before purchase, which can unfortunately lead to substantial financial issues later on in life.
If you’re in the early stages of purchasing, selling, or transferring property ownership, call us on 1800 237 946 for a free consultation and quote. Our fixed fee rates also remove the possibility of being charged. Whether you’re in the Eastern Suburbs, in Parramatta, Western Sydney, in Southern Sydney or the Northern Beaches of Sydney, we’re here to help you navigate the stresses of property ownership, and your Sydney conveyancing matter is our top priority.
What is stamp duty and do I need to pay it?
Stamp duty is a tax imposed by your state government’s property law upon the purchase of a property. Whilst both parties are liable, the terms of a standard sale contract place liability on the buyer. The amount of stamp duty payable is determined by the purchase price of the property.
Different states in Australia have differing rates of stamp duty. The payment deadline also varies from state to state. In Sydney, stamp duty is $43,087 plus $5.50 for every $100 over $1,064,000 as of 1 July 2021 – for further information, you can speak to a Sydney conveyancer directly on 1800 237 946.