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.


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