Are you planning to buy or sell a property?
Do you need a lawyer to review a contract before you bid at an auction or make an offer on a property for sale?
De Kretser Law is experienced in representing clients wanting to buy or sell a property and will guide them every step of the way through to settlement.
Andrew and Michael De Kretser have over 25 years of combined conveyancing experience acting on behalf of clients in all property transactions including:
De Kretser Law aims to remove the stress and difficulty involved in buying or selling a property and is available to answer any questions you may have during the process. The firm reviews Contracts of Sale and Section 32 Vendor Statements free of charge to help potential purchasers find the right property for them.
Buying and selling property
There are many factors involved when buying and selling property from researching the property market, checking what facilities are available in a particular area, reading a property title, and paying stamp duty. De Kretser Law provides advice and guidance on the following legislation and regulations that relate the purchase or sale of property:
Sale of Land Act 1962
Transfer of Land Act 1958
Subdivision Act 1988
Planning and Environment Act 1987
Surveying Act 2004
Owners Corporations Act 2006
Valuation of Land Act 1960
Call De Kretser Law for conveyancing advice and to review your legal documents on 1800 800 LAW. The firm’s experienced team will review your Contract of Sale and Section 32 free of charge to help you make the right decision.
Your first appointment is free and no obligation.
Preparation of Contracts of Sale and Section 32 Vendor Statements
De Kretser Law is committed to making the buying and selling of property easier for clients by taking care of all of the legal aspects of the process from reviewing and drafting legal documents that are often lengthy and complex. Documents. The most common documents included in this process are the Contract of Sale and Section 32 Vendor Statement.
What is a Contract of Sale?
The Contract of Sale is a legally binding written agreement between a vendor and purchaser of a property. This document can include complex clauses that might be difficult to understand and interpret. It is therefore very important to have these documents reviewed by a lawyer with experience in preparing and reviewing them to ensure that you understand your rights and obligations before you consider making an offer to buy a property or sign any documents.
What is a Section 32?
Also known simply as a ‘Section 32’, this document is generally incorporated into the Contract of Sale and describes critical aspects of a property including who is its registered legal owner, if the property is in a designated flood zone, and the amount of owners’ corporation fees that are payable. This document is governed by various laws including the Sale of Land Act 1962 which imposes strict legal obligations on a vendor.
Call De Kretser Law for conveyancing advice and to review your Contract of Sale and Section 32 free of charge.
De Kretser Law can assist clients who want to subdivide land that they own. Subdividing land can be a profitable exercise for a property so long as they adhere to strict legal rules that govern subdivisions. Such applications must be handled carefully to ensure that you do not waste valuable time and money during the process.
Call De Kretser Law to ensure that you receive accurate advice and guidance throughout the subdivision process.
De Kretser Law guides clients through the process of transferring property between family members and partners. Such a transfer might occur due to the breakdown of a relationship or the death of a family member.
It is important that you understand your legal rights and obligations, and the possible financial implications including refinancing a mortgage and stamp duty, of such transfers. De Kretser Law is experienced in representing clients in these transfers and ensuring a smooth process through to successful completion of the transfer.
Call De Kretser Law for conveyancing advice on your property transfer.
Off the plan purchase
De Kretser Law provides conveyancing assistance and advice for various types of property purchases including buying off the plan. Some buyers choose to buy an off the plan property purchase for varied reasons. Potential purchasers should be aware of the potential risks of such purchases before they consider making an offer to buy such properties. Risks may include delayed completion of building the property, changes in the property valuation between signing a contract of sale and settlement, identifying defective building work, and being unable to obtain finance due to your changed financial and personal circumstances over a period of time.
De Kretser Law is very experienced in reviewing and advising on off the plan contracts. The firm will review your Contract of Sale free of charge and advise you before you consider making an offer to buy the property.
Solving property disputes between neighbours
Disputes between neighbours often occur regarding applications for planning permits, fence lines, overhanging trees, title boundaries, excessive noise, and lack of privacy.
De Krester Law is experienced in helping clients resolve these disputes after clients have tried unsuccessfully to resolve issues directly with their neighbours.
De Kretser Law will work hard on your behalf to resolve your dispute as quickly as possible to ensure that you avoid any unnecessary cost and delay.
Call De Kretser Law to help guide you through this stressful process and solve your problem. Your first appointment is free and no obligation.