If you are buying or selling a home, you need a team of professionals to help you with what is often a very complicated and technical process.
With the amount of money people are committing to what is in these days the largest financial transaction that most Australians will make, you need expert representation.
At PJM Lawyers, our team are all either qualified solicitors or licenced conveyancers. We do not allow unqualified paralegal or secretary’s to run or touch your file.
When purchasing a property, it is essential that you have an expert to:
- Advise you on obtaining a pest and building reports, a strata report, government enquiries, survey reports and material from Council relating to building consent. Depending on your personal needs and budget, these issues can be discussed and your instructions obtained;
- You need an expert to go through the Contract with, including the ‘Deposited Plan’. Are there any easements, covenants or restrictions that are going to affect your enjoyment of the land? Is there anything in the ‘149 Certificate’ from Council that may affect the property? Is it in a “bush fire zone”? Is the land ‘affected by flood’ or ‘road widening’? Is the land going to be ‘re-acquired’ by Council or is it in a ‘mine subsidence area’? These are but a few of the issues that you need professional assistance to protect your rights.
- You need an expert team to advise you on issues relating to ‘exchange of contracts’ and ‘cooling off periods’ particularly in respect of loan approval ‘pre’ or ‘unconditional’ and the difference between the two.
- You will need a competent Lawyer to advise you on your loan documentation and your legal responsibilities that follow the mortgage.
If selling a property, you need expert assistance in drafting of the contract. Making disclosures about the property that may affect title. Appropriate disclosures about unapproved development or structures on the land.
Obtaining the prescribed documents including the ‘deposited plan’, the ‘drainage diagram’ and the ‘149 Certificate’ from Council.
When a purchaser is found, we can facilitate the process forward settlement with the least fuss and inconvenience to you including discharge of any existing mortgage and all steps toward settlement.
Whether buying or selling a home, you can not afford not to have PJM Lawyers on your side.