FAQ

What will my Conveyancer do for me?

As your Conveyancer, we will:

  • Protect your interests;
  • Be your advocate;
  • Keep you informed at every step; and
  • Ensure you can exercise your rights and meet your responsibilities

We will always use plain English, not complicated legal terms, so you understand exactly what is happening.

How much does a conveyancer cost?

The cost of a conveyance depends on a number of factors that are involved in the transaction. Things like are you selling or buying, type of property and charges affecting the title. Contact us today (click here) for a no obligation free quote.

What are the stamp duty costs when I buy a property?

Stamp duty varies depending on the purchase price.

Click here for the link to the stamp duty calculator on the Revenue SA website for the answer.

What are the Lands Titles Office fees when I buy a property?

Lands Titles Office fees vary depending on the purchase price.

Click here for the link to the Lands Titles office transfer fee calculator which will provide the answer.

What are the Lands Titles Office fees when I sell a property?

The only Lands Titles Office fees applicable at settlement on a sale of property are for any applicable mortgage or encumbrance or caveat required to be removed.

Am I entitled to the First Home Owners Grant?

There are several factors which determine the answer to this. Click here for a link to the Revenue SA website which will advise the answer.

Am I entitled to the Housing Construction Grant?

There are several factors which determine the answer to this. Click here for a link to the Revenue SA website which will advise the answer.

Can I nominate a percentage to hold when I choose tenants in common?

Yes you can hold any percentages you like as long as they total 100%. We strongly recommend you talk to your accountant before allocating percentages.

Do conveyancers have indemnity insurance?

Yes, all conveyancers who are members of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers are required to be protected by professional indemnity insurance. This is to protect you, the consumer, in the unlikely event that something does go wrong. You can feel secure dealing with an AIC member.

When does land tax affect a property I purchase?

Land Tax is only applicable when the property is not your principal place of residence.

How much Land Tax will I pay?

The answer to this is on the Revenue SA website. Click here for the link.

What is first title insurance?

Click here for a link to the First Title insurance website which answer this question.

I have sold my house privately. Who do I need to contact?

Contact a Conveyancer as soon as possible to organise for a contract and form 1 to be prepared for signing by both yourself and the purchaser. They will then guide you through the transaction from there.

I wish to subdivide my property. Who do I need to contact to start the ball rolling?

The first two people you should contact are a Surveyor and a Conveyancer. The Surveyor will organise the plan and consents from the Council, SA Water and the Development Assessment Commission. The Conveyancer will organise the consent from any Bank or other interest registered on the title and the Lands Tittles office.