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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…