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Residential Property - Expertise and Value

Buying or selling a residential property can be one of the most significant transactions that most people will undertake. Aitken Wilson Lawyers, and its specialist conveyancing division, Sunshine State Conveyancing, will keep you informed from start to finish and will answer all your questions. While there are some administrative tasks involved in conveyancing, it is not as straight forward a process as is often thought; there is solicitor input at every stage of the process. We have struck a balance between professional and staff input so that our lawyers ensure the clients’ interests are protected, while at the same time, keeping costs to a minimum.

Our professional fees are fixed and are agreed up front.

Aitken Wilson Lawyers will:

  1. Explain the differences between buying at auction or by private treaty.
  2. Explain cooling off periods. If you are intending to buy a home at auction, you should call us first for advice before the auction.
  3. Advise you about your contract for sale and assist with any special conditions.
  4. Liaise with your real estate agents.
  5. Discuss with you various searches that can be undertaken and organise the relevant searches, inspections and enquiries to make sure you are buying what you think.
  6. Tell you what costs you can expect to pay including stamp duty.
  7. We can assist you in meeting the lender's requirements including discharging existing mortgages on sales and calculating settlement figures. We can in addition to the conveyance advise you on mortgages for an agreed amount.
  8. If you are a first home buyer or buying your own residence to live in, we will advise you as to your eligibility for the First Home Owners Grant and any stamp duty exemptions or concessions.
  9. Make all settlement arrangements.

Disbursements are additional to professional costs. Determining which disbursements are required depends on the contract, your needs and any requirements your lender may have. You will also have to pay GST on some disbursements. The professional costs do not cover unexpected problems or disputes. Any unforeseen problems that arise are brought to the client’s attention as soon as possible.