Purchasing a Property - Instant Quote
Thank you so much for your inquiry.
We want your business!!! Hence our fee structure is set out below so everyone has an idea of what to expect.
Normally we charge $699, but for a short time, we are offering $99 off on our professional fees!
Bringing our professional fees down to starting at $600 ex gst, plus searches and disbursements.
So in the end, how much is it all going to cost?
Expected Estimated Final Costs (Average)
This is the estimated final amounts based on a straight forward no extra work transaction using average costs to calculate.
- Buying Vacant Land - $700 at best to $770 at worst, incl GST (Title not ready, Proposed Plan of Subdivision)
- Buying Established House $700 to $820 incl GST (Includes Vacant Land that has been Titled I.e. No pending Plan of Subdivision)
- Buying anything with an owner’s corporation involved (Eg, Flat/Unit/Townhouse) – Add $175 inc GST
- Get a review of the contract before you sign, call our office for options! (See bottom of page)
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This is for a basis transaction, no additional work required and as per contract and searches costing around $25 on average.
Gst is added to your final account at the end.
Detailed report available
Before you sign a contract, we can review it for you. Optional. The review involves going through the contract, advising on conditions in the contract and offering suggestions on adding special conditions and recommending various due diligence. This can typically take our office 1-3 hours to complete.
If you would like us to do this we charge $150 inc GST. Great for having a better understanding of what's in a contract and how it may affect you and we can add special conditions or recommend that ones in the contract are removed or how they will affect you.
Rebate Offered – Get $50 back on settlement if we do the conveyancing work after the report!
Our professional fees include the preparation of the following items. The work listed is included under our professional fees.
- Letters of instructions to you.
- Preparation of one transfer of land Email Correspondence to your lender and or broker of copies of documents prepared.
- Statement of adjustments preparation.
- Form 62 preparation.
- Settlement instruction preparation. 6. Acquisition Notice preparation
Searches included in the above estimation
Searches enable us to find out more information about the property being bought. We must do this in order to clear debt on the property, otherwise you would inherit the seller’s debt. How much are they? For the purchase of a block of land we may only have to obtain a title search depending on the situation hence possible lower charge. For a house purchase, a standard set of documents (being Title, Council Information, Water Information and Land tax) cost us roughly $120. We add a margin of 20% to any searches ordered. Ie. If the tile cost us $25 it will cost you $30 ex gst.
For a property involving an owner’s corporation the extra average cost is $175 ex gst being the cost of certificate we must buy.
Searches @ cost plus a margin of 20% which is very fair.
Search cost are considered as being purchased, which is included in the the ‘Expected Estimated Final Cost (Average)’ as listed above.
Every transaction is different, some we need to buy less, saving your money, others need more which adds to the cost.
How much will these costs be? Typically, we would need to engage a settlement agent for attendance at settlement. 99% of settlements take place in the Melbourne Central Business District. This on average is $90. Country area’s may cost more.
We normally only charge for express postage which may happen if we need to send Cheques after settlement to any council or water authority. If not needed, not charged. Should there be a change, we will advise in writing.
We openly supply all inclusions and exclusions to our clients so that everything is transparent and there is no confusion. We hope that this is a clear and concise estimate. If you feel it’s not, just call our office for clarification!
The above prices are based on simply, straight forward property transactions that involve only what is listed as included. Some files actually cost less, some files more depending on the Councils and water authorities involved as the pricing for searches differs between them or a client’s particular needs. An average cost of a basic transaction.
In the event that additional work is requested or required, we endeavor to advise you of this at the time of your enquiry. Every effort is made to put any additional cost in writing to you, either at the start of the transaction or as it proceeds.
Should you require work outside of quote, we charge on a time basis. Time based charge equates to $4.16 pm charged in 15-minute intervals. Eg. You buy the property in your name and want to add a relative to the contract. That would be outside of our quote and would be charged on a time basis which would take typically 15 minutes to prepare. Therefore, if you don’t need extra work you won’t be charged for extra work, if you do, you understand that there is a fee for additional work. Keep it simple, keep it cheap.
Hope we can assist
You should never need to attend our office. Our upto date practices make it possible for us to email you everything. Makes it easier for you and us in the end!
Nothing hidden and all open and in writing, so there is no confusion. You can see what is included and what is not.
We will email you all documents once we have contract from the agent and or, obtain a signed copy of the contract.
We look forward to making the process as easy and enjoyable as possible!!!
Mr Ashley Clarke (Senior Conveyancer)
Licensed Conveyancer by the Victorian Government
Dip. Fin. Ser. (Conveyancing)
Low Cost Conveyancing Services (our price is plus GST)