Buying or selling a house, investment property, business or vacant land is an important transaction and, as such, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of a legal professional to ensure you get the best possible outcome. The conveyancing process is not as simple as most people think. Once a contract is signed, searches must be completed and various conditions must be adhered to, such as finance and building inspections, within strict time limits. Payne Butler Lang has adopted the Queensland Conveyancing Protocol to ensure the highest level of attention to detail and service. Searches are one of the most essential aspects of conveyancing. Conveyancing searches include things such as title and council searches. A title search seeks to answer questions such as whether or not the seller has a saleable interest in the property, if the property has any encumbrances or restrictions, and if there are any other interests on the property.
Searches are not the only component of a typical conveyance. Conveyancing also includes things like: ensuring all conditions of the contract are adhered to, ensuring the appropriate party pays for rates and charges like water consumption, as well as arranging for fees and charges to be paid, and preparing legal documents. In addition, the proper authorities will need to be notified of the property transaction and supplied with the information they require. While it is possible for people to get do-it-yourself kits for conveyancing, more often than not if something goes wrong it can cost more in solicitors' fees to have the error rectified than to have engaged a lawyer to conduct the conveyance. To find out more about the cost of conveyancing please do not hesitate to contact our office between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday.