Property law & Conveyancing

PROPERTY LAW AND CONVEYANCING SERVICES IN NSW

Buying, selling and leasing property includes residential and rural property, strata and community title. We are able to secure your title over the family home, commercial or investment property and to safeguard your interests in the purchase and sale process. We combine common sense and practical advice together with solid legal experience to guide you through this complex process whilst preserving and maintaining your legal rights. We are subscribers to PEXA which is an online property exchange that has been established nationally to provide a standardised platform for the completion of online property transactions.

buying property

It is important to obtain advice on a contract before you commit yourself to a purchase. We will negotiate terms and conditions and ensure your interests are protected. Any relevant building, pest, survey and strata inspections and reports should be obtained and reviewed at this stage and we can assist you in doing so. If you are first home Owners and are entitled to concessions or exemptions we can assist. We also assist in helping you to satisfy your mortgagee’s requirements.

sales & acquisitions of commercial property

We prepare contracts for the sale of shops, offices, factories and warehouses, whether vacant or leased and can advise on general GST issues such as whether the sale is the supply of a “going concern”.

If you are purchasing, we will conduct due diligence on all matters including investigation of council zoning and development issues.

Selling Property

Before your property can be listed for sale in New South Wales you need to have a comprehensive contract to supply to your agent. The contract must include all prescribed documentation and relevant information affecting your property which as a vendor you are required by law to disclose. We guide you through this process.

mortgages & refinancing

We liaise with your mortgagee to ensure all its requirements are complied with. If you are discharging your existing mortgage or refinancing a loan we will organise this on your behalf.

If you are a mortgagee we will draft the mortgage documentation and attend to registration in order to ensure your interest in the land or property is protected.

Verification of Identity

Verification of Identity (V.O.I) is a process used to confirm the identity of a person. It is particularly important in land and property dealings as it helps to reduce theft and land title fraud.
Your Lawyer must be satisfied that he / she is dealing with the person claiming to be authorised to enter transactions regarding the property.

If you are involved in a property transaction such as the sale or purchase of land or borrowing money secured by a mortgage, you will need to meet personally with your Lawyer or other agency to provide documents and formally prove your identity.

During the VOI process you will be asked to produce original documents so that your identity can be compared (ideally) with a document containing photo identification.

The documentation required for the VOI process is similar to the present ‘100 points’ system commonly used for banking and other identification processes. There are various categories and combinations of documents which may be used to prove your identity. These include an Australian or foreign passport, drivers licence or photo card, birth or citizenship certificate, Medicare, Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card. For those persons who are not Australian citizens or residents, other types of documents may be used.

If sufficient identification documents are not available, an Identifier Declaration may be used which enables another person to identify you. Your Lawyer can advise you on this process.

buying property

It is important to obtain advice on a contract before you commit yourself to a purchase. We will negotiate terms and conditions and ensure your interests are protected. Any relevant building, pest, survey and strata inspections and reports should be obtained and reviewed at this stage and we can assist you in doing so. If you are first home Owners and are entitled to concessions or exemptions we can assist. We also assist in helping you to satisfy your mortgagee’s requirements.

sales & acquisitions of commercial property

We prepare contracts for the sale of shops, offices, factories and warehouses, whether vacant or leased and can advise on general GST issues such as whether the sale is the supply of a “going concern”.

If you are purchasing, we will conduct due diligence on all matters including investigation of council zoning and development issues.

Selling Property

Before your property can be listed for sale in New South Wales you need to have a comprehensive contract to supply to your agent. The contract must include all prescribed documentation and relevant information affecting your property which as a vendor you are required by law to disclose. We guide you through this process.

mortgages & refinancing

We liaise with your mortgagee to ensure all its requirements are complied with. If you are discharging your existing mortgage or refinancing a loan we will organise this on your behalf.

If you are a mortgagee we will draft the mortgage documentation and attend to registration in order to ensure your interest in the land or property is protected.

Verification of Identity

Verification of Identity (V.O.I) is a process used to confirm the identity of a person. It is particularly important in land and property dealings as it helps to reduce theft and land title fraud.
Your Lawyer must be satisfied that he / she is dealing with the person claiming to be authorised to enter transactions regarding the property.

If you are involved in a property transaction such as the sale or purchase of land or borrowing money secured by a mortgage, you will need to meet personally with your Lawyer or other agency to provide documents and formally prove your identity.

During the VOI process you will be asked to produce original documents so that your identity can be compared (ideally) with a document containing photo identification.

The documentation required for the VOI process is similar to the present ‘100 points’ system commonly used for banking and other identification processes. There are various categories and combinations of documents which may be used to prove your identity. These include an Australian or foreign passport, drivers licence or photo card, birth or citizenship certificate, Medicare, Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card. For those persons who are not Australian citizens or residents, other types of documents may be used.

If sufficient identification documents are not available, an Identifier Declaration may be used which enables another person to identify you. Your Lawyer can advise you on this process.