Frequently Asked Questions

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of transferring ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. It may involve preparation of legal documents, checking for problems or restrictions relating to the property, and transfer of large sums of money.

What is the conveyancing process for purchasing a property?

What is the conveyancing process for selling a property?

What is a Vendors Section 32 Statement?

In Victoria when you a selling a property you are required under the sale of Land Act to have in your contract of sale a Vendors Section 32 Statement. This is the legal document that discloses to the prospected purchaser all the details concerning the property.

What is disclosed in a Vendors Section 32 Statement?

What if the Section 32 is defective?

Were a vendor has failed to comply with provisions of the section 32, a purchaser may be entitled to end the contract right up until the day of settlement. This can come at a huge cost to the vendor as they may still have to comply with their contractual obligations and pay the agents fees, legal fees and costs to the purchaser for any suffered loss.

Each scenario is different, that's why it is important to get qualified legal advice from a lawyer before any assumptions are made to in fact know if any breaches have been made.

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Philip Cottier is a solicitor with over 30 years experience in general practice and practices in the key areas of suburban practice- conveyancing and commercial law, estates and wills, family law, consumer law, compensation law and crime. He puts the client first and works hard on their behalf to achieve excellent results

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