One Fixed & All-Inclusive Cost for Residential Purchase Conveyancing anywhere in Queensland.
We do not believe in hidden costs. No extra fees for a telephone calls or emails buried in the fine print.
Our Residential Purchase Conveyancing package is designed for your budget and needs. We do not offer a “from” price and add on costs. We have a fixed, all-inclusive price and are right up front about it. No hidden surprises!
All of our packages include:
• No fees for finance extension responses.
• No fees for Building and Pest negotiations.
• No fees for you to visit our office to discuss your contract with us, if required.
• No fees for phone calls and emails regarding your contract during the conveyance.
There are searches and Body Corporate Fees which are not included in our Standard Package but we will speak with you if there is the need for any of these.
We are a boutique Property Law firm who can guide you through the conveyancing process, providing great service and attention to detail at an affordable price.
We are pleased to:
• Provide personalized service by solicitors and paralegals
• Liaise with Real Estate Agents, other Solicitors and your Bank
• Calculate and confirm all settlement amounts/adjustments
Although all searches are not necessarily required, they do ensure complete peace of mind for your property purchase. We can conduct custom searches if there are particular elements that you need to know about such as flood information or current and future town planning zones.
One Fixed & All Inclusive Cost anywhere in Queensland.
Included Professional Services
• Receipt and Perusal of your contract
• Advice on contract and clauses
• Drafting of any Special Conditions that you may require
• Attendance by telephone or email to receive instructions
• Drafting and Provision of First Suite of Documents
• Correspondence with Real Estate Agent and Vendor’s Solicitor
• Drafting and Provision of Form 1 & 24 Transfer Documents
• Managing PEXA settlement workspace
• Correspondence & Negotiations regarding condition due dates, settlement adjustments and finalizing settlement
• Managing search applications, examining search results and dealing with appropriate authorities or Councils
• Settlement Statement preparation and final confirmation
• Collection of Transfer Duty and Payment to QRO
• Completing relevant ATO forms to comply with CGT or GST
• Providing you with final correspondence including settlement statement, trust statement any invoices or receipts
Additional Services may attract further costs.
• Initial Title Search
• Survey Plan
• Rates Search anywhere in Queensland
• Special Water Meter Reading
• Land Tax Clearance Certificate
• Priority Notice
• Same Day Title Search on Settlement
• Trust Management Fees
• Settlement Agent Fees including PEXA
• Bank Cheques drawn by us
• Electronic VOI Certification
Additional Outgoings for Body Corporate Properties may be applicable.
Unregistered Land of Off the Plan
If you are buying a block of land in a new estate then there is a high probability that the land has yet to be registered with the titles office. This type of land is called Unregistered Land. You will still need to conduct the mandatory searches relevant to this type of property.
A block of land that has already been registered with the titles office is called Registered Land. With this type of real property you will still need to conduct the normal mandatory searches.
Rural or Commercial Land
Some land sales are subject to special rural or commercial conditions. Please contact our office if you would like more information relating to rural or specialty land sales.
Searches – What Are They?
A Search reveals information relating to the title of the property and in some instances information about any construction, easement or lien over the title.
When purchasing a property a buyer must conduct the Basic Searches to ascertain information relating to rates, water and land tax however there are a variety of more complex searches available.
REIQ has an explanation sheet on buying a home here.
It really depends on which type of property you are purchasing and how much information about that property you would like to know. We do recommend the entire suite of searches to ensure that there are no surprises for you later.
Basic Searches give you the minimum legal requirements needed for a property purchase however we recommend finding as much as you can out about a property.
• QCAT Search
• Pool Safety Certificate
• PPSR Search
• Easement Search
• Building Certificate Search
For More information about searches click on the + signs below.
Mandatory Searches are all included with our Fixed Price Purchase Package.
Current Title Search
This search will provide details such as the registered owner of the property any registered encumbrances, administrative advices, covenants and easements. Results of this search provide details of any encumbrances, registered leases or caveats and the real property description and title reference.
Check Title Search
On the day of settlement another title search is conducted to ensure that the property details have not been altered between when you signed your contract and the day of settlement.
Special Water Meter Reading
The water meter of the property is read so that water usage can be calculated and adjusted at settlement. This is done so the buyer and seller only pay for their share of the water use and sewage charges.
Rates Balance Check
This search provides information about any rates owing to the local council. It is used at settlement to adjust the final figures so that the buyer and seller each pay their portion. It does not provide as much information as a Full Rate Search.
Land Tax Clearance Certificate
Land tax is attached to the property not any particular owner. Therefore it is important to learn if there are any outstanding amounts payable as a purchaser may be liable for any debt after settlement has occurred.
Additional Searches will attract further fees and are dependent upon the type of property and what may be appropriate to your needs. We are happy to discuss these with you at the commencement of your matter.
It is important to learn if a property has been previously flooded and to what level. The degree of information available depends on local government resources and may vary from council to council.
Full Rates Search
This search provides detailed rates information for the property although it will not disclose any outstanding infrastructure charges. A full or standard planning and certificate must be obtained if you wish to learn more about these aspects of the property.
Seller PPSR Search
A registered security interest may be held over the property you are buying by a third party not connected with the owner or mortgagee. Such an interest may force liquidation or reposession of the property even after settlement. It is important to discover this prior to a contract becoming unconditional.
It is important to the property you are purchasing is not on the Contaminated Land Register or the Environmental Management Register. If your property is listed on either register then you may incur additional costs or even may not use the property the way you want.
Pool Safety Register Search
This is a very important search which reveals if there is a current pool safety certificate or if a revocation notice has been issued for the property.
A buyer may terminate a contract if no pool safety certificate is issued prior to the pool safety inspection date in the contract. Additionally you as a buyer may terminate the contract if a revocation notice has been issued prior to the contract date.
A lack of a safety certificate may cost you thousands so ensure the property is sound by conducting this search.
Seller Bankruptcy Search
If a seller is bankrupt it may affect their ability to settle the property or even sign the original contract. A seller bankruptcy search gives you peace of mind that the seller has the right to sell it to you and your purchase will finalize.
Seller Litigation Search
If a seller is involved in a civil litigation matter it may prevent settlement or the ability to claim a clean title at settlement. If a search reveals that there is an action afoot we will liaise with you as to what nature and extent of documents may have to be obtained. Documents may include orders, originating applications, appeals, bill of costs and interlocutory proceedings.
Transport & Main Roads Search
A property may be affected by land resumption or current transport proposals such as roads, rail or seaways. It is important that you make yourself aware of these prior to settlement. This search does not reveal any speculative or future proposals that do not have approval.
A Survey Plan is used to confirm that the property described in the contract is the same property you intend to purchase. It validates the title reference, location and property description.
Special Searches will attract further fees and are dependent upon the type of property and what may be appropriate to your needs. We are happy to discuss these with you at the commencement of your matter.
A Queensland Civil Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) search will reveal if the seller and the property is subject to any actions such as a tree or neighbour dispute. By being aware of any matters afoot you may save yourself a substantial amount of money especially in relation to fences or vegetation issues.
Limited Town Planning Certificate
Make sure that you can use the property for what you want by searching the town planning information. Results of this search will provide information on current and future use and zoning. This is especially important for home business, redevelopment and investment properties.
Electricity Provider Search
This search is important especially when it comes to rural properties but also normal suburban real estate as it will show if the property is connected under normal electricity tariff conditions or some other arrangement.
Building Notices Search
This search will provide information on any enforcement notices and the status of approved building works on the property. The name of this search changes from council to council as does the type of information.
How to Add Us to Your Contract
When you sign your purchase contract the real estate agent will ask for your solicitor details.
You can show them this page or download the details to print or email to them.
When you sign your sale contract the real estate agent will ask for your solicitor details.
You can show them this page or download the details to print or email to them.