For the Purchaser

Attending to the transfer of a property may seem a simple process that takes little time. Nothing is further from the truth! Conveyancing is a complex series of tasks that require knowledge and skill and for this reason conveyancers must hold special qualifications and be licensed.

Below is a list of tasks required to fulfil a Conveyancer’s legal obligations to you:

  • Take initial instructions from Purchaser and advise Purchaser to get insurance cover immediately.
  • Send letter of engagement to client to sign and return.
  • Carefully peruse the contract, Form 1 and any other documents.
  • Ensure purchaser is getting the correct property – eg client to sign a plan of the property.
  • Obtain appropriate statutory searches. Check contract and Form 1 against searches. Get instructions if appropriate.
  • Ensure special conditions are met by the allocated due dates.
  • Consider if client needs GST or other tax, legal or professional advice and obtain instructions.
  • Ascertain if there are any stamp duty concessions available to client.
  • Ascertain if purchaser is a first home buyer.
  • Ascertain the manner in which joint purchasers are to hold the property.
  • Ensure that any encumbrance on the title is dealt with appropriately.
  • Confirm finance arrangements with purchaser and deal accordingly with lender.
  • Complete settlement (either electronically or at the Lands Titles Office) on the settlement day to complete the transaction.

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