Whether you are buying, selling or transferring a property, expert support from a conveyancing lawyer will take the stress out of your transaction.

Purchasing or selling a property is one of the most significant financial decisions you could ever make, so it is important to seek specialist legal advice from an experienced conveyancing lawyer.

At Rankin Ellison, we work quickly and efficiently to manage your property matters. Our trusted team will ensure you are equipped with timely, expert advice and a full understanding of all contract terms before you sign on the dotted line.

To navigate the complexities of property law, you must consider a range of factors including the type of property title and tenancy, contract terms and conditions, covenants and caveats, local council regulations and zoning, plus many more. Thankfully, a conveyancing lawyer can do this all for you.

Our property lawyers can assist with every stage of the property transaction process, informing you of costs and disbursements upfront and promptly notifying you of any changes so that you always know exactly what to expect.

A property solicitor can take care of all complex tasks that come with property transactions, giving you the freedom to focus on your plans.

We provide assistance in all aspects of conveyancing and property law, including:

  • Sales and purchases
  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • Mortgages and loans
  • Property development (including strata and community titles and subdivisions)
  • Building and construction contracts
  • Hotel sales and purchases
  • Land tax issues
  • Off the plan developments
  • Old system and Qualified Titles
  • Property joint ventures

Conveyancing is a field of property law that concerns the transfer of ownership of a legal title of land between vendors and purchasers.

As a vendor, you engage a conveyancing lawyer to:

  • Prepare a Contract of Sale and advise you on its terms in preparation for finding a purchaser
  • Receive and respond to any enquiries or requisitions made by a purchaser regarding the title to the property
  • Liaise with your lender regarding a discharge of mortgage
  • Receive and check final purchase figures submitted by the purchaser
  • Arrange and attend settlement which is when the purchase funds will be received from the purchaser, any amount owing to your lender will be paid out and you will receive the balance

As a purchaser, you engage a conveyancing lawyer to:

  • Review the contract, advise you on its terms and negotiate amendments on your behalf
  • Research the title to the property, easements and any other relevant information
  • Liaise with your lender regarding advance of funds
  • Calculate and submit final purchase figures taking into account any outstanding rates and levies payable on the property
  • Advise on and attend settlement which is when the legal title will be transferred to you.

A licenced conveyancer is not the same as a lawyer. With the significant financial and legal considerations involved in property transfer, making an error at any stage can be expensive and stressful.

It is essential to engage an expert lawyer to ensure that this does not occur. A conveyancing lawyer offers specialist expertise to help you navigate the transaction process successfully and protect your assets.

Before you list residential property in NSW for sale, you must have a draft contract available for any prospective purchaser to inspect.

A purchaser has a legal right to be provided with a number of documents and be made aware of easements and other property matters prior to the purchase. A conveyancing lawyer will organise property searches to identify the required information. Using a lawyer will ensure that your interests are properly protected.

You are not legally required to hire a conveyancer or conveyancing lawyer before making an offer on a property, but it is highly recommended. Bringing in an expert team as early as possible will ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

A disbursement is an expense incurred by your conveyancer in the process of purchasing or selling a property on your behalf, for example, search fees and the cost of receiving certificates from local government bodies. You are responsible to pay these amounts which are not included in the legal fees charged by your lawyer.