We understand that buying or selling property is a huge decision and can be a stressful process, that is why the dedicated team at Wickham Lawyers provide a personalised, professional and ethical service to protect our clients.
We can start working on your conveyancing matter as soon as you contact our firm and instruct us to act on your behalf, and we will keep you informed each step and are happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding your matter. We recommend that our clients contact us before signing the contract and we review your contract and section 32 for both residential and off-the-plan properties, but we realise that in this market that is not always possible.
What do we charge?
We know that many law firms charge in six-minute intervals, but we only charge a standard fixed fee professional fees for all Victorian conveyancing matters. We act for clients from all backgrounds whether they be purchasers or vendors in all kinds of transactions from individual house sales to large suburban development projects. Our clients have resided in the State of Victoria, interstate and internationally.
We do not have any hidden costs when we are providing our settlement service to you. However, when buying or selling a property, there are several government and statutory fees such as Stamp Duty that you may need to pay in addition to our professional fees.
Yes, we do charge your disbursements in addition to our professional fee. However, these disbursements are predominantly from us being instructed to conduct various searches, such as a Land Title Search, to ensure that you are aware of any outstanding fees, taxes or any underlying conditions that may apply to the property. We always recommend that our clients order searches on the property as it is the best way to protect you from a possible property disaster and what possible remedies could could be aware to you prior to settlement. After receiving instructions from you, we will advise approximately how much you will incur by way of Disbursements.
In Victoria, Settlements take place between 30 or 60 days after the contract has been signed by both parties or depending on the time frame you negotiate with the seller. We recommend that once you know your date of Settlement and your finance has been approved that you start liaising with your bank to ensure that they are also ready for Settlement Day. You do not need to attend Settlement and we will arrange for a trusted and highly recommended Town Agent to attend Settlement on your behalf.
The team at Wickham Lawyers have completed numerous successful conveyancing settlements and all are with happy clients. Contact us today on for a confidential discussion on your conveyancing matter.