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Posts Categorized: Conveyancing

Selling Property

Your Quick Guide to Selling Property in NSW

Are you considering selling property in NSW? We’ve formulated a quick guide to selling property – everything you need to know and consider, right here. Know your “why”. Why are you selling? – Have you outgrown your home? – Do you want to move into a better area or closer to work/school? – Is your home getting too old and you simply want […]

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Verification of identity

Verification of Identity (VOI)

In most transactions solicitors are now required to verify their client’s identity. This process is known as Verification of Identity (VOI). As conveyancing turns electronic, all buyers and sellers are required to have their identity verified to prevent fraud. But the process is also used in other matter types too. What documents are needed to verify your identity? Photo identification […]

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Purchasing a property using a self managed superannuation fund

Purchasing a property using a Self Managed Superannuation Fund

Self managed superannuation funds have become increasingly popular. An advantage of a self managed superannuation fund is the freedom to invest in property and/or shares or other types of investment. It’s not uncommon for a conveyancing matter to hit our office with this being the case. To be honest, they’re not all that more difficult than an ordinary purchase as […]

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Preliminary property reports

5 Preliminary property reports you need to know about

Have you protected your future investment with these 5 preliminary property reports? Finding a property within your budget that suits you is like finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We all know it’s out there (the house, not the gold), but finding it and beating the competition can be hard! When you find it, should […]

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Electronic Conveyancing

What does Electronic Conveyancing mean for you?

Electronic Conveyancing is being phased into NSW as of 1st August 2017. What does this mean for you if you’re buying or selling? At first, you probably won’t notice too much difference between a paper or electronic conveyancing matter. All the magic comes alive at settlement. The most obvious benefit to you will be that the transfer happens almost immediately. […]

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Family Trust

Family Trust Tax changes you NEED to know about

The tax rules for family trust have recently changed. What is a family trust? A family trust is a discretionary trust set up to hold a family’s assets, or to conduct a family business. A family trust is usually set up for asset protection or tax purposes. The Legislation was amended in 2017. Reviewing your trust deed is a must to […]

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Swimming pool

Buying a residential property with a swimming pool

Owning a pool is part of the great Aussie dream. Spending those hot summer days having a BBQ by the pool, what could be better? Purchasing a property with a swimming pool already installed couldn’t seem any easier. The hard work has already been done! But has it been done right? Is the swimming pool compliant? Did you know there […]

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the difference between a solicitor and a conveyancer?

What is the difference between a Solicitor and a Conveyancer?

A common question we hear is “What is the difference between a solicitor and a conveyancer?” They are both qualified to deal with the transfer of property from one person to another, known as conveyancing. However, a conveyancer’s expertise is limited. What if something was to go wrong? Sam and Joanne put their house on the market last year. They […]

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Have you heard about Electronic Conveyancing?

NSW conveyancing as we know it, is changing. With the advancements in modern technology, conveyancing is switching to electronic. First of all, what is conveyancing? Simply put, it is the process of transferring a property from one owner to another. Traditionally, the process includes transferring of physical documents and cheques. This produces some delays with cheque clearing, postage and registration. […]

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What you need to know about purchasing and property settlement

In our last blog we discussed the purchasing process from having your offer accepted to the exchange of contracts. In this blog we’ll take you through the journey from exchange to settlement. Once contracts exchange you’re legally bound to complete the purchase. As scary as the legal part sounds, this is an exciting time for home buyers. Remember, hundreds of […]

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