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When to engage a conveyancer when buying a house.

When to engage a conveyancer when buying a house.

May 5, 2022

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 conveyancer BEFORE you make an offer on a property or bid at auction.

When you start looking for a property to buy you should start your search to find a conveyancer too. At the pre-purchase stage we can help you avoid problems.

You can also engage a conveyancer after you have signed a contract of sale, but that is not recommended.

As soon as you get the contract from the real estate agent you want to get this across to your conveyancer straightaway to get contract advice. You don’t want the delay of having to find a good conveyancer when you’re ready to negotiate the price.

Getting advice from your conveyancer

We recommend our clients’ not to sign documents they don’t fully understand. Contract advice is important and should not be overlooked. We would say it is essential in to protecting yourself from financial loss and protecting your legal rights.

Legally binding contracts have financial consequences. Contracts and vendors statements are drafted by the vendor’s legal practitioner or conveyancer and are not standard. They often include special conditions that disadvantage you as the buyer.

Property contracts are complex and come with a lot of information. We check what you are buying is in the contract and there are no issues disclosed in the Section 32 statement.

We check that the settlement date is realistic and that your other dates and obligations can be met.

Real estate agents are not lawyers and generally want to put a deal together very quickly and not pay too much attention to the fine print. We work quickly with you in the negotiation process to get the deal done AND pay attention to the fine print in the process.

You may also need to ask your conveyancer for assistance with complex negotiations or drafting special conditions.

We act for you

It’s important for buyers to understand in the process of buying your house your conveyancer is the only one looking out to protect your interests. The real estate agent is appointed and paid by the vendor and must act on their instructions. They’re not looking out for you in the negotiations, even though they might sound like they are.

Clients should also use their conveyancing lawyer as a resource when negotiating their sale. We can be very helpful in the negotiation process as you can sometimes slow down the process or fact check on any legal points. We are only a phone call away.

The negotiation stage the negotiation stage is usually the most high-pressure time during the sales process. Making sure you have a lawyer looking after you and protecting your interests will be beneficial.

If you are a first-time home buyer, the process can be quite daunting. It can be helpful to speak to your conveyancer during your property search.

We have helped many clients buy a house before and provide advice to help you avoid potential issues. For some clients it’s just comforting to know that someone’s in your corner. We know it can be quite disheartening for clients when they are unsuccessful at securing the property they want, especially for first home buyers.

Our conveyancing service

We are a dedicated conveyancing law firm. We offer the full range of conveyancing and property services for residential and commercial property to both buyers and sellers.

Find a conveyancer early who can support you and provide a professional service, it will make the conveyancing process much easier. You will be able to pick up the phone and call them if any issues or problems come up.

Our conveyancing lawyers and conveyancers help explain the process and what is required next. We help you through the process. This is what we do for clients daily.

If you are looking to buy a property and need a conveyancer, call us and speak to an experienced team member at Conveyancing Depot.

We take care to provide our clients with the best service when buying a house.

Call a conveyancer on 1300 900 440 or complete an online form and we will get back to you promptly.

Disclaimer: This article has been prepared for general information purposes and may not apply to your situation. This information should not be relied upon for legal, tax or accounting advice. Your individual circumstances will alter any legal advice given. The views expressed may not reflect the opinions, views or values of Conveyancing Depot and belong solely to the author of the content. © Conveyancing Depot Pty Ltd.

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