At Westcoast Consultants we offer property settlement/ conveyancing services to property/business buyers.
After having gone through the roler coaster ride of inspecting 100’s of properties to find your dream home, you come to a stage where the formal stuff, the legal part of the process begins where you actually buy or sell the property.
This is when our experts at Westcoast Consultants step inn, it is wise for both parties – the buyer and the seller – to engage a conveyancer to navigate this process, as it needs a bit of a legal eagle to decipher the jargon. You don’t legally have to engage a conveyance, but knowing the ins and outs of property agreements can be quite hard for the layman.
Both buyers and sellers will be asked by the real estate agent to provide contact details of your conveyancer for the sales and purchase agreement.
What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the process of transferring ownership of a legal title of land (property) from one person or entity to another.
A typical conveyancing transaction consists of three stages:
- before contract
- before completion
- after completion
Who are the conveyancers at Westcoast Consultants?
At Westcoast Consultants our conveyancers are licensed and qualified professionals who provide advice and information about the sale of a property, prepare the documentation and conduct the settlement process.
The most common reasons you would engage a Westcoast Consultants settlement services is when you are:
- buying or selling a property
- subdividing land
- updating a title (i.e. registering a death)
- registering, changing or removing an easement
What our expert conveyancer does
For the buyer – a conveyancer will:
- Prepare, clarify and lodge legal documents – e.g. contract of sale, memorandum of transfer
- Research the property and its certificate of title – check for easements, type of title and any other information that needs addressing
- Put the deposit money in a trust account
- Calculate the adjustment of rates and taxes
- Settle the property – act on your behalf, advise you when the property is settled, contact your bank or financial institution on when final payments are being made
- Represent your interest with a vendor or their agent
For the seller – a conveyance will:
- Complete and ensure the legal documents are all sorted
- Represent you and respond to requests from the buyer – for example, request to extend dates, title questions, etc
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