Conveyancing Newcastle NSW

Property Law & Conveyancing

Newcastle Conveyancers & Conveyancing Solicitors

Get the help you need to make your property transaction run smoothly. Uncertainty, stress, and time are not your friends when it comes to property transactions. Let the team of experienced conveyancing professionals at Burgess Thomson in Newcastle take care of your conveyancing. We provide a fast and efficient conveyancing service to make your property purchase or sale as simple and problem-free as possible.

Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your transaction is in the hands of professionals who are familiar with all aspects of property transactions. Our team of licensed conveyancers and conveyancing solicitors can help  with all stages of property transactions whether you are buying or selling a residential home, buying your first home, buying off the plan, transferring property, considering an SMSF investment.

Although it seems quite straightforward, property law can be quite complex and conveyancing has to consider issues such as contract terms and conditions, mortgages, covenants, easements, caveats, the type of property title, the type of tenancy, local council regulations and zoning to name just a few.

Buying and selling property is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so it pays to get sound legal advice from specialist conveyancing and property law solicitors. Let Burgess Thomson be your one stop shop for all things property related. Start by contacting us today.

"James and the team provided exceptional support, direction and guidance to me. The outcome was nothing short of great and I can’t thank James, Sharon and the team enough!"
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Kevin O'Malley
Cooks Hill, May 2020

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The Conveyancing Process

01 Contract of Sale

The process starts with the draft contract of sale being drawn up. This includes street address and legal property title details, completion period, inclusions and exclusions of sale and any special conditions specific to the particular property.

02 Due Diligence & Legal Advice

The purchaser needs to get legal advice, review the contract, arrange inspections and start making loan arrangements before any contracts are signed.

03 Exchange of Contract

The contract is signed by both parties, and may be immediately binding, depending on the circumstances of the sale. You may however, have a cooling off period available, or be able to withdraw from the contract under certain conditions, so it’s important that you know the exact terms and conditions written into the contract.

04 Before Settlement

Prior to settlement, adjustments to the purchase price are agreed upon between the parties to cover council and water rates as well as other costs which may be allowed for in the contract. There is a set length of time between the contract becoming binding and the contract being settled or completed. In this time the purchaser of the property has a lot to do including conducting various checks on the property, paying transfer duty, organising insurance and getting any loan arrangements in order, and the seller of the property should be making arrangements with their bank to have any mortgage discharged as well as making plans to move.

05 Settlement Day

We’ll ensure everything is in place for a smooth settlement. The purchaser or the incoming mortgagee has to organise the funds, and the seller or outgoing mortgagee has to provide the property title and the document/s needed to release the mortgage.

06 After Settlement

After settlement the new owner needs to be registered as the owner on the title, and various government bodies need to be informed of the change in ownership.

Our Conveyancing Services:

Our licensed conveyancers and specialist conveyancing solicitors at Burgess Thomson in Newcastle can assist you with the following conveyancing services:

  • Legal advice in regard to real estate contract law
  • Drafting and reviewing Contracts for Sale
  • Auction Contracts and purchases off-the-plan
  • Cost appraisal including transfer duty, GST and disbursements such as search and registration fees
  • Tax considerations and asset protection including capital gains tax, and sales or purchases by companies, self managed superannuation funds, family and discretionary trusts and deceased estates
  • Property Title including Torrens, old system, qualified and limited, strata, community, crown or leasehold
  • Property tenancy including joint tenants and tenants in common
  • Statutory warranties, contract conditions and special conditions
  • Section 66W Certificates, the cooling off period and deposits
  • Put and Call Options
  • Retirement Village purchases, leases, licence agreements and service contracts
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Commercial property including leases
  • Building contracts, owner builder issues and the Home Building Act 1989
  • Liaison with financial institutions in regard to deposit bonds, loans, mortgages and discharges of mortgages
  • Execution of contracts, exchange and settlement
  • Arranging electronic settlement via PEXA
  • Adjustments to the purchase price in regard to rates and allowances
  • Advice for first home buyers including the First Home Buyers Assistance Scheme, New Home Grant, HomeBuilder Grant and First Home Loan Deposit Scheme
  • Preparing Powers of Attorney for sale of property and arranging registration with Land Registry Services NSW
  • Advice in regard to easements and covenants on title searches
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