We help you navigate the complexities of selling your residential or commercial property.
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 considerable intricacies involved in selling 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 completed with your unique circumstances in mind.
We act for vendors in the sale of residential and commercial properties (including developments), farmland, industrial and mixed-use properties.
We have extensive experience to walk you through the complete process of conveyancing from preparing your Contract of Sale and Vendor’s Statement (Section 32) 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.
We are experienced in PEXA, Duties Online and lodgments with the Land Titles Office and in dealing with your bank and purchaser’s representative. Our eye for detail and experience in the area gives you peace of mind that your sale document is legally sound.
The Burke & Associates 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. We 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.
Our property team has extensive experience acting for clients of all sizes, from individuals to companies to superannuation funds, trusts, property developers and more.
We act in the conveyancing for all types of properties from residential to commercial or retail, development sites, healthcare property, industrial and more.
Why appoint a lawyer and not a conveyancer?
Lawyers have undertaken extensive education. They are not only able to advise you on the conveyancing process but will look out for your personal interests.
They are up-to-date with all legislation. They understand the complexities and legal issues that may arise in the sale 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 are not trained to advise you on such issues.
Selling a property may also affect other matters such as taxation, Wills or family matters. Lawyers can advise you on such matters.
Our team of property lawyers at Burke & Associates Lawyers is able to assist with the conveyancing and advise on other legal matters.
How can we help you?
Sale of property experience to help vendors
- 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