Sometimes things don’t go exactly to plan, particularly when you’re buying or selling property. If you’ve signed a contract to sell your property but it hasn’t settled yet, you may find yourself wanting access to your deposit a little earlier. Your reasons for this may be because you want to purchase a new home or make an investment, for example. When you sell a property, the buyer usually pays a deposit when they agree to buy the property. This deposit […]

Buying and selling property is expensive. There’s stamp duty, bank fees and conveyancing costs to consider. It’s understandable why you may contemplate whether you can do your own Conveyancing to save some money. But before you decide to DIY conveyancing, it’s worth asking yourself two questions: Can I do my own conveyancing? Should I DIY conveyancing? Can you DIY conveyancing? The short answer is yes. It is possible to do your own conveyancing in Victoria, at least for the moment. […]

If you’re buying or selling a property you will need conveyancing. Conveyancing involves the preparation and lodgement of all the necessary paperwork to transfer the title of your property. When you buy or sell property there are several other important things to consider as well as the property law related paperwork. They include forms for the titles office, taxation matters, your bank loan and mortgage documents. To help you complete the conveyancing you can use either a solicitor or a […]

You may have heard of the term electronic conveyancing or e-conveyancing before but perhaps don’t really understand how it affects you. In this article, we’ll explain what PEXA, e-conveyancing and electronic settlements are and how they work in Victoria. So, what is e-conveyancing? E-conveyancing means that you can sell or buy a property completely online. In the past, a lot of paper documents needed to be signed and transferred between law firms, banks, the State Revenue Office (SRO) and the […]

Buying a property can be a stressful experience, not only for first time buyers but also for seasoned buyers and sellers. When moving or investing in residential or commercial property the many steps involved in the process can be overwhelming particularly in major cities like Melbourne, Victoria. During the different stages in a purchase transaction, buyers may be required to complete tasks urgently. This is due to actual imminent tasks as well as those which are ‘hyped-up’. For example, selling […]