Adelaide Lawyers - Residential Property Conveyancing

Let us take the stress out of your property sale or purchase whether it be in Adelaide or country South Australia. Call our conveyancer Anna Pantelios to talk about your matter on a no obligation basis. Anna’s clients are her biggest referrers – read their Reviews.

Fixed Price Conveyancing Cost – No Surprises

Our residential conveyancing fee is fixed at $895 plus GST irrespective of the sale price.

We guarantee you will be happy with our service but if you are shopping around on price make sure you avoid surprises and compare “apples for apples”.  In addition to a full conveyancing service from a registered and highly experienced conveyancer, our conveyancing fee includes the cost of:

  • File opening and administration costs;
  • Office expenses (photocopies, faxes, printing, postage and telephone calls);
  • PEXA e-conveyancing settlement fee ($110.50);
  • Attending at Land Titles Office; and
  • Verification of Identity (where you attend our office).

Discount Offer for Pre-Contract Advice and $100 Voucher

  • If you would like us to review your contract before you sign or during the cooling-off period we charge from $390 plus GST for most contract reviews* but we will give you a $50 discount  if you also engage us for conveyancing.  *We will confirm our fee in writing as soon as we see your Contract.
  • All of our conveyancing clients receive a $100 voucher to use for any other service we offer.  Use the voucher towards the cost of new Wills or for any other legal service.  If you can’t use the voucher feel free to give it to family or friends.
I have signed a contract. What is the next step?

The vendor must serve a Form 1 and the purchaser should immediately insure the property as it is now at the risk of the purchaser. Find out more

Stamp Duty and Land Titles Office Fee

At settlement the purchaser will have to pay stamp duty and a Land Titles Office registration “transfer” fee, both of which are calculated according to the purchase price.   Use our Government Fees Calculator* to work out the stamp duty and transfer fee on your purchase (*provided as a guide only and note that it does not cater for section 67 of the Stamp Duties Act or more complex transactions).

Government Fees Calculator

Purchase Price:

   Please enter whole dollars only.

   

Stamp Duty:

Land Titles Office Fee:

Total Government Fees:

Our Conveyancing Service

We are here to save you time and worry and to represent your best interests.  We will of course answer any concerns you may have and keep you informed at every stage.

Once a contract has been negotiated and the “cooling-off” period has expired, if necessary we will order searches on the property to check that clear title will be given at settlement.  We also liase with your bank, agent and the other parties.

Settlement statements are prepared and provided to you prior to settlement so that you can see how settlement monies are applied and what adjustments have been made for rates, taxes and other property expenses.

After settlement we will contact you and the sales agent immediately so that keys can be exchanged.  We will then contact the relevant Government departments and the local Council to notify them of the change in ownership.

Conveyancing FAQ’s

Although it is quite legal to use the same conveyancer and can often appear convenient to do so, we do not recommend doing so in most transactions. Remember that your conveyancer is there to ensure your rights are protected, not just prepare and sign a few forms. It is best practice for a conveyancer acting for both buyer and seller to have their clients sign an Acknowledgement form that they must cease to act if a conflict of interest arises (for example if the same advice cannot be given to both parties). Conflicts can arise over all sorts of issues such as a delayed settlement or unfulfilled special condition. It is impossible to predict when this may happen. Significant delays often occur if the conveyancer must cease to act in a transaction.

This term refers to a conveyancing transaction where conveyancers have elected to settle electronically through the electronic platform provided by PEXA (Property Exchange Australia Limited). Conveyancers and their client’s financial institution (if applicable) log in to a shared electronic workspace via a secure internet connection to settle and lodge documents electronically with the Lands Titles Office. Financial settlement is completed involving the transfer of cleared funds from the Reserve Bank of Australia to destination accounts.

Our conveyancing fee is $895 plus GST. There is no extra charge for verification of identity (as long as you can attend our office for this) or office expenses such as photocopying, faxes, postage, telephone and the like. Our conveyancing fee includes 4 hours of professional services time which is sufficient for most conveyances. Attendances in excess of this allowance are charged at the rates set out in our firm’s legal services agreement.

A Conveyancer is appointed by each party of the process, whose role it is to ensure their client meets all their legal and statutory obligations and that their clients’ rights are protected in the sale and purchase process. Conveyancers also offer additional services such as:

  • finalising a land division;
  • preparation of Contract documentation for the sale and purchase of a residential or commercial property; and
  • checking of documentation either prior to signing or during cooling off period.

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of a land title from one person or entity to another. To complete the process, the preparation, execution, verification of various documents are undertaken by a Registered Conveyancer

Checklist

  • Print a copy of our Buying and Moving House Checklist;
  • If there is more than one purchaser have you considered whether to buy as joint tenants or tenants in common?
  • Check to see if you are entitled to any home owner government grants;
  • Consider the effect of any special conditions that may be required or requested such as conditional on finance, sale of existing home, building inspection etc;
  • Purchasers should immediately take out an insurance cover note to insure the building and fixtures once the seller accepts your offer;
  • If the property has a swimming pool, new legislation will apply;
  • Where appropriate arrange a building and/or pest inspection before expiry of the “cooling-off” period.

Whether you are a seller or a buyer it is wise to retain the services of a solicitor at an early stage.  Disputes often arise in relation to the inclusion or exclusion of certain fixtures (ie: dishwashers, clothes dryers, TV antennas, and the like) in the contract and the interpretation of special conditions.  If you receive or make an offer that contains or requires a special condition you should have legal advice readily available.

Cooling off

As a purchaser you may be entitled to a “cooling-off” period.  If for any reason you decide against proceeding with a contract for the purchase of property you must serve the “cooling-off” notice within 2 working days after receiving the Vendor’s Statement (which is normally given to purchasers by agents when the contract is signed).   A “cooling-off” period does not apply to purchases made at auctions or where the purchaser is a company.

Read our Client Reviews and then talk to us about your residential property conveyancing matter on a no obligation basis.

Key People for Conveyancing

  • Anna Pantelios

    Anna Pantelios

    Anna has over 20 years of conveyancing experience and has been a registered conveyancer since 2002. Anna is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all areas of conveyancing. She also has the immediate support of specialist property lawyers.

    Anna can assist you with any aspect of residential and commercial property dealings including preparation of Contracts for Sale & Purchase of Land and Form 1′s, sub-divisions, property transfers and conveyancing, preparation and registration of instruments under the Real Property Act including mortgages, encumbrances, easements and caveats.

    Call Anna on 8362 6400 or .

    Full profile
  • Amanda Liddicoat

    Amanda Liddicoat

    Amanda is an excellent registered conveyancer with over 20 years of experience in Adelaide conveyancing.

    Call Amanda on 8362 6400 or .

    Full profile

Share this page