Conveyancing & Property

Buying or selling a property can be the largest single transaction that many people embark upon. It has the potential to be complex and stressful. Not all transactions run smoothly, which is why it is important to engage the services of experienced lawyers to guide you through the process.

When looking to purchase a property, you should firstly have the Contract for Sale reviewed by a lawyer. This is particularly important if the property is being sold by auction, so that any required contract amendments can be negotiated before you attend the auction.

When selling a property, your agent must have a complete Contract for Sale before advertising your property for sale. We will work with your real estate agent to prepare a contract as quickly as possible so that your marketing campaign can begin.

Conveyancing fees

Click here for information about our conveyancing fees.

Ready to go?

If you’ve found a property that you are interested in and you’re keen to move forward, we suggest that you request a copy of the Contract for Sale from the agent (and strata report, if applicable) and email it to our conveyancing lawyer, Kylie Mahoney. Kylie will carefully review the contract and provide a comprehensive, written advice which highlights all important contractual provisions of which you need to be aware and advice as to your obligations generally. Kylie will also advise any amendments to the contract that she recommends should be requested. The turnaround time for a contract review is usually less than 24 hours.

Useful links for buyers:

If you are selling a property, we will need information about the property to prepare the Contract for Sale. You can download our Vendor Questionnaire here, which we request you complete and return to our office. You can fill out the form directly in Word or print it out and handwrite responses. Once we have the completed questionnaire, we can have a draft contract ready within a couple of days. We will then forward the draft contract to you for approval and then to the agent for marketing purposes.

Commercial and retail leases

Are you the owner of commercial or retail premises? We can assist with the preparation of a lease and take care of the requirements for its registration, if required. We also take care of transfers of leases, lease renewals/options and lease terminations.

If you are considering leasing commercial or retail premises, you should firstly have the lease reviewed by a lawyer. We will provide advice on the terms of the lease and recommend whether any amendments to the lease should be sought.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will provide an estimate of applicable fees and disbursements.

Preparation of by-laws

If you own a unit and you would like to undertake renovations, say to update the kitchen or bathroom, your Owners Corporation will require you to arrange for a special by-law to be drafted for the renovation works. The special by-law is usually accompanied by the builder’s quotation or scope of works then presented to the strata committee for approval at the next owner’s corporation meeting. Depending on when the next meeting is scheduled, an extraordinary meeting may need to be specifically arranged to approve your renovation works.

We can assist with the drafting of the required special by-law and all related documents for approval. Once approved, we can arrange for the consolidation of the by-laws (ie. inclusion of your by-law into the current set of by-laws) and registration at Land Registry Services.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will provide an estimate of applicable fees and disbursements.

Speak with a lawyer

Conveyancing & Property

Buying or selling a property can be the largest single transaction that many people embark upon. It has the potential to be complex and stressful. Not all transactions run smoothly, which is why it is important to engage the services of experienced lawyers to guide you through the process.

When looking to purchase a property, you should firstly have the Contract for Sale reviewed by a lawyer. This is particularly important if the property is being sold by auction, so that any required contract amendments can be negotiated before you attend the auction.

When selling a property, your agent must have a complete Contract for Sale before advertising your property for sale. We will work with your real estate agent to prepare a contract as quickly as possible so that your marketing campaign can begin.

Conveyancing fees

Click here for information about our conveyancing fees.

Ready to go?

If you’ve found a property that you are interested in and you’re keen to move forward, we suggest that you request a copy of the Contract for Sale from the agent (and strata report, if applicable) and email it to our conveyancing lawyer, Kylie Mahoney. Kylie will carefully review the contract and provide a comprehensive, written advice which highlights all important contractual provisions of which you need to be aware and advice as to your obligations generally. Kylie will also advise any amendments to the contract that she recommends should be requested. The turnaround time for a contract review is usually less than 24 hours.

Useful links for buyers:

If you are selling a property, we will need information about the property to prepare the Contract for Sale. You can download our Vendor Questionnaire here, which we request you complete and return to our office. You can fill out the form directly in Word or print it out and handwrite responses. Once we have the completed questionnaire, we can have a draft contract ready within a couple of days. We will then forward the draft contract to you for approval and then to the agent for marketing purposes.

Commercial and retail leases

Are you the owner of commercial or retail premises? We can assist with the preparation of a lease and take care of the requirements for its registration, if required. We also take care of transfers of leases, lease renewals/options and lease terminations.

If you are considering leasing commercial or retail premises, you should firstly have the lease reviewed by a lawyer. We will provide advice on the terms of the lease and recommend whether any amendments to the lease should be sought.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will provide an estimate of applicable fees and disbursements.

Preparation of by-laws

If you own a unit and you would like to undertake renovations, say to update the kitchen or bathroom, your Owners Corporation will require you to arrange for a special by-law to be drafted for the renovation works. The special by-law is usually accompanied by the builder’s quotation or scope of works then presented to the strata committee for approval at the next owner’s corporation meeting. Depending on when the next meeting is scheduled, an extraordinary meeting may need to be specifically arranged to approve your renovation works.

We can assist with the drafting of the required special by-law and all related documents for approval. Once approved, we can arrange for the consolidation of the by-laws (ie. inclusion of your by-law into the current set of by-laws) and registration at Land Registry Services.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will provide an estimate of applicable fees and disbursements.

Speak with a lawyer