Our property team can help you navigate the complexities of selling your property, whether residential or commercial.
Do you need a lawyer to sell your house?
You do not have to engage a lawyer when you sell your house however there are complexities involved in selling a property in Victoria so we would recommend that you work with a qualified property lawyer. Our property lawyers ensure that the preparation of your Contract of Sale and Vendor Statement (Section 32) is tailored and completed with your specific circumstances in mind.
Our property lawyers act for vendors in the sale of residential and commercial properties (including developments), farmland, industrial and mixed-use properties.
Our property lawyers and conveyancers have extensive experience to guide you through the complete process of conveyancing from preparing your Contract of Sale and Vendor’s Statement (Section 32) through to settlement.
What is a cooling-off right?
The cooling-off right (or cooling-off period) is the period of time you have to withdraw from a Contract of Sale. This is usually three business days from the day the Contract of Sale is signed. Depending on your circumstances, the cooling-off right may not apply so your Contract of Sale must always be checked to confirm this.
Our property lawyers and conveyancers are experienced in PEXA, Duties Online and lodgments with the Land Titles Office and in dealing with your bank and purchaser’s representative. Our legal team’s eye for detail and experience in the area gives you peace of mind that your sale document is legally sound.
The Burke Lawyers point of difference in the industry is that we are available to answer your questions in a timely manner both over the telephone or by email. Our property lawyers and conveyancers value our client relationships and pride ourselves on providing a high level of service. We will also advise you of costs at the outset so that there are no surprises.
In addition our property lawyers and conveyancers have significant experience in conveyancing for a broad range of properties, from residential to commercial or retail, development sites, healthcare property and industrial.
Why appoint a lawyer and not a conveyancer?
Lawyers undertake extensive education. Property lawyers are qualified to provide advice beyond the conveyancing process.
Property lawyers are up-to-date with all legislation and understand the complexities and legal issues that may arise in the purchase of a property and can advise you on your legal obligations under a Contract of Sale, negotiate or amend terms of a Contract and deal with the multiplicity of legal issues that may arise in a conveyancing transaction.In the event that you encounter any legal issues during the conveyancing process, conveyancers can certainly assist you but they are not able to provide legal advice on more complex property issues..
Buying a property may also affect other areas of your life such as taxation, Wills or other family related matters. Lawyers are qualified to legally advise you on such matters.
Our property lawyers and conveyancers at Burke Lawyers are able to assist with all conveyancing and property advice you may need when buying a property.
Selling a property may also affect other areas of your life such as taxation, Wills or other family related matters. Lawyers are qualified to legally advise you on such matters.
Our property lawyers and conveyancers at Burke Lawyers are able to assist with all conveyancing and property advice you may need when selling a property.
How can our property lawyers and conveyancers help you with the sale of your property?
- General advice regarding selling process and Sale of Land Act 1962
- Preparing Contracts of Sale and Vendor Statements (Section 32s)
- Negotiating terms of sale and drafting Special Conditions
- PEXA settlements
- Licence Agreements
- Dispute Resolution
- Early Release of Deposits (Section 27 Statements)
- GST Withholding requirements
- Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding requirements
Our Property and Property development lawyers together with our conveyancers have extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of selling a property. Our team of property lawyers, including an accredited specialist have assisted many clients with their property needs.
If you have any questions about selling your property or would like to find out how our property lawyers can assist you, please contact us today on +61 3 9822 8588.