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Are you looking to purchase an off the plan property? Good news for purchasers as you are now more protected

At Hunter Legal & Conveyancing “New Ideas, Traditional Values” is at the forefront of what we do which is why we can help you with your property matters to ensure that you are well informed about all the necessary legal aspects of buying/selling your property. Our senior staff has over 30 years’ experience in property…

Strata or Community Title – What’s the difference?

At Hunter Legal & Conveyancing “New Ideas, Traditional Values” is at the forefront of what we do which is why we can help you with your property matters to ensure that you are well informed about all the necessary legal aspects of buying/selling your property. Our senior staff has over 30 years’ experience in property…

Why you need a qualified Conveyancer

In NSW, paper lodgements are no longer accepted as of 1 July 2019, which means you can no longer run your own property matter. This is good news because hiring a licenced Conveyancer is a small fee opposed to what you could pay if something goes wrong with your property. There are many things that…

Docusign – Information & Tips About E-Signing a Document

At Hunter Legal & Conveyancing “New Ideas, Traditional Values” is at the forefront of what we do which is why we use Docusign. Docusign is an electronic signature software that is legally binding in most businesses and personal transactions.   Our client’s privacy/security is very important to us which is why we have chosen to…

A Beginner’s Guide to Deposit Bonds

At Hunter Legal & Conveyancing “New Ideas, Traditional Values” is at the forefront of what we do which is why we can help you with your property matters to ensure that you are well informed about all the necessary legal aspects of buying/selling your property. Our senior staff has over 30 years’ experience in property…

What you need to know about Reserve Bank of Australia interest cuts

At Hunter Legal & Conveyancing “New Ideas, Traditional Values” is at the forefront of what we do which is why we can help you with your property matters to ensure that you are well informed about all the necessary legal aspects of buying/selling your property. Our senior staff has over 25 years’ experience in property…

The sad truth of what occurs if you die without a Will – Part 3 of 3

After reading part 2 of this article you may be wondering who will inherit your assets if no Will is left. A pre-determined formula will assist with distributing your assets to certain family members. They will receive a defined percentage despite what your wishes may have been. Please refer to the table below from the…

The sad truth of what occurs if you die without a Will – Part 2 of 3

After reading part 1 of this article you may be wondering how an intestate Will is dealt with. Intestate matters can be complicated and a suitable administrator must be appointed by the Supreme Court of NSW. When you have a Will prepared you appoint an executor which means “a person or institution appointed by a…

The sad truth of what occurs if you die without a Will – Part 1 of 3

At Hunter Legal & Conveyancing “New Ideas, Traditional Values” is at the forefront of what we do which is why we can help you with your estate planning to ensure that you are well informed about all the necessary legal aspects of planning your estate. If you die without a Will, the legal term is…

Development Applications (DAs) Explained

When assessing the property market, it pays to be aware of any possible developments that may affect your future livelihood and as well as the process surrounding DAs. What is a Development Application (DA)? When a property owner wishes to perform projects relating to their land (i.e. constructions, renovations, commercial developments, removals) it is likely…

Why HLC uses fixed fee conveyancing

Wondering about Conveyancing fees? What’s included in our fixed fees and how to get quality affordable service? Moderately priced and high-quality legal help is hard to come by these days.  There are professionals who quote fees that are excessive and exceed your budget, then there are others who give you a more affordable or cheap…

Selling in spring – Why it’s a great time to sell your property

Spring has sprung and is arguably the best time to sell your property. With the warmer weather approaching more people are on the street and happy to attend more open houses. There is also the aspect of the festive season approaching and many people want to be settled into their new homes before the New…

First home buyer – Handy Tips for Purchasing a Property for the First Time

Entering the property market is both exciting and challenging for First Home Buyers. If you haven’t owned a home before in Australia and are looking to purchase one there is no time quite like now to do so. With Spring upon us, there will be lots of people looking to sell their homes with the…

How to choose the right pest and building company

When purchasing a new property, a building and pest inspection can go a long way towards saving you a fortune. Why? Well, imagine the cost of hidden termite damage, the asbestos you didn’t know was lurking or the structural damage you simply couldn’t see. Not only is an inspection important, but it’s also important to…

The Difference between Finance Pre-Approval and Unconditional Approval

Finance terminology can be confusing. When buying a house, we will coordinate with your bank or broker on the finance aspect of your purchase. Before entering into a Contract to purchase a property, you need to know if finance is available. There is a significant difference between finance being pre-approved and finance being unconditionally approved…

How does Marriage, Separation or Divorce Impact your Will?

Whether it is the start of a relationship or the end, it is important to understand the effect marriage, divorce or separation can have on your will.  Your will should reflect any significant relationship changes – these changes can include marriage, entering into a de-facto relationship, divorce or separation. Marriage Many people are unaware that…

Property fencing – Everything you need to know

We’ve all heard the saying “great fences make great neighbours”. Moving into a home is supposed to be a dream come true. Unfortunately, you can’t pick your neighbours, but you can engage a Licenced Conveyancer that will help you make sense of your fencing situation and plan for the long term. Fences are shared property…

Purchasing rural property for the first time

Purchasing a rural property for the first time can be as unfamiliar as it is exciting. Many people choose to live rurally for a change of lifestyle and pace. This article is designed to inform readers of the common and not so common aspects of purchasing into a rural property and how to best prepare…

Conveyancing for properties in NSW with swimming pools

Thinking about buying or selling a property with a pool? This article is for you. The Swimming Pools Act 1992 requires all pools to be registered with the NSW Swimming Pool Register and a certificate evidencing registration must be included in the Contract of Sale by the vendor. There should also be a valid Swimming…

How to attend an auction on your terms

This article will be helpful for those who are attending an auction for the first time to buy on their terms. We’ve mentioned many times on our conveyancing pages that a house must have a contract of sale before it can be publicly listed for sale. If you’re interested in a property that is going…

How E-Conveyancing Effects Australians

The Property Exchange of Australia (PEXA) hosts an online software platform designed to support the conveyancing process in Australia. The software provides a digital workspace for conveyancers, solicitors, banks and land registries that are involved in a conveyancing campaign. The mandate date in NSW to transition to e-conveyancing is the 1st of July, 2019. From…

Beginner’s Guide to Conveyancing

Conveyancing is a legal service that supports the transfer of properties. A conveyancer assists with this process, primarily through composing or reviewing documents such as Contract for the Sale and purchase of land. During a typical scenario, both a seller and a buyer engage a conveyancer to act on their behalf, to ensure the property…

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