Experience and Track Record Matters
We are experts in property law and conveyancing and have been providing our services for clients in Newtown, Enmore, Sutherland Shire, and the St George Area for 30 years.
Whether you need a specialist in property law, a conveyancing or a general legal advisor, our team of Sydney solicitors are here to help. Paul and his team have over 30 years of experience in many fields of the law.
Our aim is to provide excellent advice and service at an affordable price and our longstanding relationship with the majority of our clients is testimony to this.
We are a small, friendly and enthusiastic team of solicitor’s servicing all communities around Sydney CBD, but most of our clients seem are based in Sydney’s Inner West (Newtown, Enmore, Stanmore, St Peters, Marrickville), but also the Sutherland Shire and St George Areas.
For your convenience, in this modern and fast paced age, we may also be able to assist you by working together electronically.
We acknowledged and recognized some time ago that the law is vast and it is difficult for a small office to practice in all areas. For this reason, we have chosen to be a specialist property law firm,and are regularly inspired by the compliments given by our clients.
Before you place an offer or pay a holding deposit, request a copy of the contract from the real estate agent
If your offer is accepted, we will then look after the ‘exchange of contracts’. Once this occurs contracts become legally binding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Put simply, conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the title of property from one person to another.
Buying or selling property is one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Due to the financial and legal aspects of transferring property, the consequences of making a mistake can be both costly and heartbreaking.
By having a property lawyer take care of your property transfer, their qualifications and experience can help protect your assets.
We are highly qualified and have an in-depth understanding of the law concerning property transactions, and are required by law to carry professional indemnity insurance.
In New South Wales, there is a legislative right for a Purchaser to "Cool off" or cancel the Contract within a certain time frame after the agreement has been made. It offers some protection to purchasers that may have rushed into a contract to purchase property or simply change their mind.
The cooling off period does not always apply. For example: if the property is purchased at auction, if the property is purchased on the same day as the purchaser bid in an auction for the property, if the purchaser waives their cooling off rights by providing a certificate signed by a legal practitioner who has briefed his or her client with regard to the implications involved of waiving the cooling off period.
In most cases, 6 weeks is seen as being a fair time to allow a seller to arrange their move out of the property, and their discharging bank.
From a buyers perspective, six weeks allows sufficient time for all legal checks to be carried out and loan documents prepared by the bank.But it is possible to negotiate on the timing of the transaction.
A disbursement is one of the expenses incurred during the process of searching and obtaining, title searches, plans, or certificates from government authorities or local councils etc.
Either party can issue a "Notice to Complete" which means the other party has a reasonable time, usually 14 days (including weekends and public holidays), to settle the matter. This right may not be applicable under all Contracts particularly Contracts that make settlement time of the essence.
Extreme care should be taken before signing any Contract and the dates for settlement should be strictly adhered to at all times.
If the vendor is in default and fails to settle, the purchaser has the right to terminate the contract and is eligible to receive their deposit back. Alternately, the purchaser may apply to the Court to have the vendor complete the agreement and hand over possession.
If the purchaser is in default, the vendor is entitled to charge the purchaser interest for the number of days settlement is delayed. The contract usually stipulates the applicable interest rate. When a "Notice to Complete" is issued and purchaser fails to complete, the vendor may terminate the contract and keep the deposit, and can legally place the property back on the market to sell.
Request For Call Back
Found a property that ticks all the boxes? Before you place an offer or pay a holding deposit, or go to an auction to bid, you need to get the contract reviewed by a solicitor.
Simply get in touch, we’ll review the contract and give you a call within one business day to talk you through the details.