Buying a property is a very important financial decision. It is important to ensure that the person who is advising you and handling your transaction, be it a real estate agent, conveyancer or solicitor is fully qualified and licensed. Your choice of agent and conveyancing service should be based on the cost of the service, the experience with your type of property transaction and access to legal support.
It can be very tempting to look for the cheapest possible conveyancing service – but cost alone should not be the only factor in your decision.
Sometimes “Cut Price Conveyancing” really means “Cut Price Service”. Low-priced operators resources can be stretched and some may struggle to provide the detailed service and availability that their clients and the sale or purchase demands. The old saying “you get what you pay for” holds true for real estate transactions as well.
We suggest that you ask the following questions before you choose who will handle your sale or purchase:
- Will a fully qualified solicitor be involved in or handle your conveyancing?
- During your conveyancing transaction, will you have direct access to your solicitor?
- Is the conveyancer or solicitor experienced in my type of sale or purchase eg: first home buyers on a tight budget, versus multi-million dollar properties, farming and business property etc.
- Is your conveyancing service fully insured and idemnified (it is compulsory for solicitors.)
- Does the solicitor or conveyancer provide an established office with all the support you need, including safe custody facilities free of charge for your Title Deeds, Wills and other documents?
Solicitors are trained in Succession Law and are qualified to prepare Wills, Power of Attorney’s and Guardianship appointments and other legal arrangements, whereas conveyancers are not. Baldock Stacy & Niven believe these documents are essential for anyone buying or selling property, and we can provide them, often at a markedly reduced rate, as part of your conveyancing transaction.
Your solicitor will look further than your immediate needs and take a longer term view of your transaction as part of a much larger picture.
The Baldock Stacy & Niven difference
The Conveyancing team at Baldock Stacy & Niven have decades of experience and local knowledge and know how to navigate through all types of property transactions. We often have more experience than the agents and conveyancers we deal with. We can expertly handle every step of your sale or purchase.
We do not take shortcuts or cut corners. We carefully prepare, review and handle all related documentation and scrutinise all details to ensure that your interests are completely protected.
We pride ourselves on our high level of client service. From the very beginning of negotiations to the final settlement we keep you informed every step of the way in easy-to-understand language. We react quickly to your queries and requests and will provide you with advice you can rely on — every aspect of the sale will be looked after efficiently and cost effectively.
We offer cost-effective conveyancing services supported by full law firm expertise — expertise that can identify and resolve issues before they become problems.
We take the worry out of buying or selling property.
The material in this information page is a general guide only and is not a replacement for legal or other advice. No person should act or not act solely on the basis of this information sheet. It is not legal advice and your possession of this information sheet does not create a client/lawyer relationship. If you would like to discuss your particular circumstances please contact Baldock Stacy & Niven.