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Victoria’s move to fully electronic property titles is coming soon….
20 May, 2024

Victoria’s move to fully electronic property titles is coming soon….

By 3 August 2024, Victoria will say goodbye to paper titles and fully welcome the era of electronic titles. Here's a straightforward breakdown of what it means ...

Understanding Restrictive Covenants in Property Law
8 May, 2024

Understanding Restrictive Covenants in Property Law

Understanding Restrictive Covenants in Property Law Restrictive Covenants are common on properties and need to be understoo...

The Steps to Buying a House in Australia
26 Mar, 2024

The Steps to Buying a House in Australia

Buying a house can be a fun but also a frustrating venture, especially if you're a first-time home buyer in Australia. However, navigating the intricacies of th...

10 Factors That Determine a Home’s Value in Australia and How to Improve It  
14 Feb, 2024

10 Factors That Determine a Home’s Value in Australia and How to Improve It  

Every homeowner in Australia wants to ensure they can get top dollar when selling their property. Even though market factors play a part in setting property va...

What is a Section 32?
24 Jan, 2024

What is a Section 32?

Understanding Section 32s in Victoria: A guide for property buyers & sellers Are you navigating the complexities of property transactions in Melbo...

Buying at Auction vs private sale
12 Dec, 2023

Buying at Auction vs private sale

When purchasing a property, buyers usually have two options: participating in a public auction or negotiating a private sale. Both options have their pros an...

Common terms used in Property Auctions
30 Nov, 2023

Common terms used in Property Auctions

It can be confusing to learn all the real estate jargon when buying or selling a property. Our conveyancers explain some of the commonly used terms in property ...

First Home Owner Grant is “Boosted” in Queensland Today
20 Nov, 2023

First Home Owner Grant is “Boosted” in Queensland Today

Great news for First Home buyers with today’s announcement from the Queensland Government. The First Home Owner Grant is being doubled and is now $30,...

What you need to know when buying off-the-plan apartments or property.
14 Nov, 2023

What you need to know when buying off-the-plan apartments or property.

Buying Off the Plan Whether you are a first home buyer or property investor, buying a property off the plan is a great opti...

Understanding Property Valuations in Australia: A Comprehensive Guide
5 Oct, 2023

Understanding Property Valuations in Australia: A Comprehensive Guide

What is a property valuation? In its simplest form, the value of a property is essentially what someone is willing to pay for it. It’s important whe...

How to find out who owns a property.
8 Aug, 2023

How to find out who owns a property.

If you are wanting to find out who owns a particular parcel of land, a property search of the Government records is required to revea...

What are disbursements?
22 Mar, 2023

What are disbursements?

Legal disbursements are expenses incurred by the law firm or conveyancer on behalf of the client during the legal process. Disbursements are third party fees...

What is a property title?
18 Nov, 2022

What is a property title?

A property title is a legal document, which records the specific information about a property. Details include who owns the property, if there are any encumbran...

Buying Off-The-Plan: some of the pros and cons explained.
18 Oct, 2022

Buying Off-The-Plan: some of the pros and cons explained.

Buying a property off-the-plan has gained great popularity in cities as apartment living and higher density housing is becoming more common as density increases...

Selling a house with a Mortgage
7 Sep, 2022

Selling a house with a Mortgage

We explain the steps involved and what to look out for when selling a house with a mortgage. When you buy a house using finance, from a bank or other lender,...

Top Causes of Delays in Settlements
8 Aug, 2022

Top Causes of Delays in Settlements

Purchasing your own property is one of the largest financial commitments you’re likely to make in your lifetime. It comes with many various stress factors –...

Tenants in common v Joint Tenants
6 Jul, 2022

Tenants in common v Joint Tenants

Different Manners of holding explained when buying a home If you are purchasing a property with another person you will be asked how you want to hold ...

5 ways a conveyancer helps you when buying a property.
26 May, 2022

5 ways a conveyancer helps you when buying a property.

Buying a property is one of the most important financial, and emotional, transactions of your life. It can also become time-consuming and confusing, even for th...

Here are four tips for selling a home from our conveyancing lawyers
26 May, 2022

Here are four tips for selling a home from our conveyancing lawyers

When selling your house most vendors want to get the best price in the fastest time. Hi, I’m Jess a lawyer at Conveyancing Depot and here are four of our t...

When to engage a conveyancer when buying a house.
5 May, 2022

When to engage a conveyancer when buying a house.

If this is the first time you're buying, or you haven't bought in a while, you might be unsure of when to engage conveyancer. It is best to engage a conveyan...

What is a Caveat?
22 Mar, 2022

What is a Caveat?

Your Guide to Caveats The first time most of us hear about a caveat is when we’re buying a property, and the conveyancer asks if “yo...

The Proposed Social and Affordable Housing Contribution in Victoria Explained.
21 Feb, 2022

The Proposed Social and Affordable Housing Contribution in Victoria Explained.

The Victorian Government is proposing a new ...

“Natural Love and Affection” – Transferring property to your loved ones.
14 Feb, 2022

“Natural Love and Affection” – Transferring property to your loved ones.

It is not uncommon for the ownership of property to be transferred between spouses and de facto partners, generally transferring the family home or a principal ...

What is econveyancing? We explain common conveyancing terms used.
10 Dec, 2021

What is econveyancing? We explain common conveyancing terms used.

During the conveyancing process you will hear many different terms. Here our conveyancing team explains some of the common terms and how electronic settlements ...

What Makes Special Conditions So Special?
23 Nov, 2021

What Makes Special Conditions So Special?

What are special conditions? When you are buying a house you must enter into a Contract of Sale. There are different types of contracts but the most c...

What are Material Facts when buying a property in Victoria?
20 Oct, 2021

What are Material Facts when buying a property in Victoria?

  “Material Facts” must be disclosed by vendors to potential purchasers when buying a property. Material facts are issues, defects or problems that ...

What to consider when buying a house.
22 Sep, 2021

What to consider when buying a house.

There are many considerations and different things to think about when buying a house. Every suburb or town has different appeal. Every house has a different...

What Are Statement of Adjustments?
31 Aug, 2021

What Are Statement of Adjustments?

  The Statement of adjustments are the calculation of who owes what for rates and levies as at the day of settlement. The are used in property conveyanc...

What is a Section 27 Statement and how does an early deposit release work?
28 Jul, 2021

What is a Section 27 Statement and how does an early deposit release work?

A Section 27, or early release of deposit, is a part of the conveyancing process and is unique to conveyancing in Melbourne and Victorian properties. It gets it...

What does a conveyancer do for the buyer? 
1 Jun, 2021

What does a conveyancer do for the buyer? 

  If you’ve purchased a property the ultimate aim is to become the registered pr...