Q: Why SavvyLaw Conveyancing?

A: You can speak to us face to face. It is always better to opt for personal service to facilitate these transactions – after all you want to directly speak to the people who will be responsible for your investment! Whilst a large ‘bulk’ transaction conveyancing company may seem a little cheaper (but not always due to hidden ‘add-on’ expenses), they usually remain in a call centre environment. Our conveyancing team are available 7 days a week and are not bound to a desk to communicate with you. Additionally, at SavvyLaw we collect your e-mails outside the standard office hours of 8am to 6pm every day of the week including weekends.

Q: Can things go wrong with a conveyance?

A: In short, YES! But not if we can help it!

The transfer of property is not an easy process. Multiple parties are involved (between 6 and 8) and all have to agree on the price and any adjustments, and the timing of the settlement whilst adhering to the legalities of the contract.

Q: I’ve already signed a contract – is it too late for legal advice?

A: No! We can still advise you on legal obligations associated with the document you have signed. We just can’t change the terms of the contract that you have already agreed upon.

Q: I have had a signed contract for a week but haven’t put a conveyancing firm’s name on it yet. Is it too late to do so now?

A: No, but the sooner you let us know about the contract the better! We will get straight onto the matter and expedite the contract for you!

Q: Are there any ‘hidden costs’ in the conveyancing process? Will I get a ‘shock’ bill after the settlement?

A: The fees for Conveyancing are made up of a number of areas;

  1. Solicitors Professional Fees;
  2. Fees and Disbursements on-charged by the solicitor;
    • Standard searches;
    • Buyer requested searches;
    • Bank requested notices;
    • Agent Fees to attend settlement or an Electronic Settlement (PEXAR) fee;
  3. Department of Environmental Fees; Transfer Duty; Registration Fees.

All of these fees are clearly defined in or first correspondence to you. Item 2 is variable depending on your risk profile and how many additional searches you request. Item 3 are government charges and are calculated on the DNRM calculator which bases it’s charges on your individual answers to their criteria.

https://www.osr.qld.gov.au/calculators/transfer-duty-grants-calculator.shtml

The solicitors Professional Fees covers everything listed in the activities outlined in our ‘Conveyancing‘ page under ‘What does a Conveyancer do?‘.