Valid criticism has been made of solicitors for not advising clients of the likely cost of helping them with a matter, or for not keeping them up to date with costs as work is being done.
We are totally transparent when it comes to costs and try to be as informative as we possibly can.
For these reasons, at the outset we provide you with information on how we charge, our rates and a Client Cost Agreement so you can decide if you wish to do business with us.
If you would like a quote or more information on how much it might cost for us to act for you, feel free to Contact Us.
Wherever possible we attempt to provide our clients with a “Fixed Fee” to ensure there are ‘no surprises’.
Our Fixed Fee for a purchase conveyance normally includes the following:
1. Fixed Professional Fee – this is a fixed fee and includes all our time for working on your matter from start to finish
- Review the contract for sale and negotiate any amendments you wish to make
- Order any reports you require such as pest, building, survey and strata report
- Liaise with your lender to ensure your loan is approved
- Review the contract to ensure it is ready to proceed with being signed by both parties
- Meet you face-to-face or send the contract to you for signing
- Send the contract signed by you to the vendor’s solicitor to be exchanged
- Order and check all remaining searches
- Advise you of any additional searches that may be required by your lender
- Assist you to meet any requirements imposed on you by your lender
- Assist you to complete the First Home buyers stamp duty exemption form (if required)
- Liaise with lender to ensure they are prepared or settlement
- Prepare settlement figures and book settlement with your lender and the seller’s solicitor
- Prepare a property transfer and arrange to have the Transfer and Contract for Sale stamped (stamp duty paid)
- Advise you and your lender of cheque details for settlement.
- Attend settlement and ensure that all Title Documents are in order.
- Pay settlement monies as instructed to seller’s solicitor
- Contact you and the real estate agent to confirm that the settlement has taken place
- For purchases without a mortgage, lodge the Transfer and Notice of Sale with the Department of Lands and then send you your Title Deed when it has been registered
- Send you a final reporting letter
- We will keep your file for seven years. This makes it easier for us when you decide to sell your property in the future.
- Council Certificate -section 603
- Water Certificate – section 66
- Land Tax Search – section 47
- Final Title Search
Our Fixed Fee for a sale conveyance normally includes the following:
Charged in 2 Stages:
1. Contract Preparation
Includes all the statutory disclosure documents required to be attached to the NSW Contract for Sale of Land including up to 5 title searches, any additional searches will be added on a cost basis (i.e. no charge for our time). We endeavour to prepare the contract and have it sent to you within 48 hours.
2. Complete the Conveyance.
This is only charged if and only if a successful purchaser is found and we complete the conveyance, includes the full discharge of any mortgage(s) and finalising the matter with your bank.
Our fixed fee includes all our time for working on your matter from start to finish
- Prepare the contract for sale and negotiate any amendments requested by a purchaser or purchaser’s solicitor
- Liaise with your discharging bank to ensure your loan is completely discharged
- Review the final amended contract to ensure it is ready to proceed with being signed by both parties
- Send the contract to you for signing
- Send the contract signed by you to the purchaser’s solicitor to be exchanged or exchange the contracts at our office
- Order and check the searches in preparation of an accurate and final settlement adjustment sheet
- Advise you of any additional requirements that may be required by your discharging bank
- Assist you to meet any requirements imposed on you by your discharging bank
- Liaise with your discharging bank to ensure they are prepared for settlement
- Review settlement figures and book settlement with your discharging bank and the purchaser’s solicitor
- Arrange for you to sign a property transfer
- Attend settlement and ensure that all Title Documents are in order
- Pay settlement monies as instructed by you and your discharging bank
- Contact you and the real estate agent (if any) to confirm that the settlement has taken place
- Send you a final reporting letter
- We will keep your file for seven years.