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Beware of Cheap Conveyancing Prices

Always satisfy yourself you are dealing with a reputable Law Firm with sufficient insurance, and qualified professionals with a reputation of providing their clients excellent customer service.

Always validate that your sale will only be handled by one person and that this person will be your point of contact. Before appointing your conveyancing company, contact the person nominated to do your conveyance and see if they answer your call.

As Part of Selling Your Property You Will Need a Solicitor

If you have appointed an agent, they will ask to nominate a solicitor to handle your conveyancing.  Name A.L.F. Lawyers and the agent will email us a copy of your contract once all parties have signed.

As a seller, you have the right to prepare your own contract of sale or you can have your agent prepare one for you.  By electing to have your own contract of sale, you can decide what is included/excluded as part of the sale and what information you want disclosed in your contract.  You can also decide timeframes for the contract where the sale is linked to a relocation for work or business.

If you are selling the property privately, you may also wish to engage A.L.F. Lawyers to prepare your contract for you

Once your Contract is Signed Our Conveyancing Work Commences

1. We Manage the Complexity of Your Purchase

Conveyancing is a complicated legal process that eventually finishes with the changing of property ownership from the previous owner to the new one.  The sale of a property can generally be linked to a purchase of another property. The participation of multiple banks, multiple agents, multiple Lawyers on the other side and a purchaser and potentially a vendor, very easily can result in problems that can delay one or multiple property transactions.  This is where the value of your Conveyancing Lawyer is worth the Fee you pay as your Conveyancing Lawyer must be diligent enough to take charge of the coordination, advise you well and regularly update you on progress.

2. One Person Only Will Manage Your Purchase

A.L.F. Clients only deal with one person who is a qualified Lawyer and or has more than 15 years in conveyancing.  This person will be your point of communication and will liaise with your Agent, Bank or Lender, the Purchaser’s solicitors, Council, Water Utilities.

3. We Discuss and Agree on The Searches Needed for Your Property

Some firms will try to use Searches to confuse potential clients and make their fees look lower than other firms.  This is purely nonsense as generally most respectable legal firms will charge clients the price of searches at the same cost as charged by the service provider.  This means, that comparing legal fees inclusive of searches is like comparing apples with tomatoes.

There are several mandatory searches that are needed for a sale, but overall costs should be relatively low.

4. Where “The Client” Gives More Importance to the Quality of The Lawyer Versus Price

At times, the conveyancing of a property will go smoothly from beginning to end, however more and more often property purchases are far from smooth.  Unexpected situations are where conveyancing can become complicated and requires an experienced legal professional to promptly intervene, advise you, handle the problem effectively and communicate with all involved.  The examples below illustrate areas where how much you are paying in conveyancing fees becomes less important than having a good Lawyer working for you.

Availability – a simple extension of contract due to finance can go terribly wrong if your Lawyer is not contactable, left the office at 4.55 p.m.  or does not have experienced support people that can step in if other work priorities take over.

Experience and Understanding – a purchaser’s approach to findings contained in their pest and building report will trigger discussions and negotiation.  Your Lawyer’s ability to understand and advise you can save you thousands of dollars.

Going the Extra Mile for the Client – A delay in settlement may occur when something goes wrong with the financial lender or the other parties Lawyer and your Lawyer is not prepared to go the extra mile to rectify the situation as it’s not their responsibility to do so even though, you the client will be inconvenienced.

Worry, Stress, Additional Expense VERSUS Hassle Free and Friendly – Most clients selling their home are likely to have purchased elsewhere or be relocating interstate or overseas. Their sale may be associated with the purchase of another property, the rental of a property. The sale will often involve a removalist, contractors and where they are buying and selling, multiple lenders.  Each of these factors can create tremendous stress and additional expenses when delays start to occur.

The team at A.L.F. Lawyers understand Conveyancing and the potential problems associated with the process which is why you can trust us with the sale of your property.

There’s nothing worse than trying to save pennies on your conveyancing fee and end up paying thousands because your conveyancing was done cheaply.