Conditions of Service

These Conditions of Service govern our agreement with you, the client, for all conveyancing transactions we may perform for you. You are agreeing, in addition to the terms below, to settle your matter via the PEXA electronic conveyancing system where possible.

  1.  Our professional fees for purchase or sale of property include the following basic services described below in clause 3 if you are selling and clause 4 if you are buying. All searches, disbursements, General Sales Tax (GST), any additional costs and any additional legal advice is NOT included. CLICK HERE for a list of disbursements, potential searches available and exclusions. CLICK HERE for our normal charges for additional work if required.
  2. We require payment of a retainer of $300.00 ($200.00 if the property is based in QLD) once you have decided to proceed.* The balance of the fee quoted will be payable on or before settlement.
  3. For your sale;
    a) Preparation of one marketing contract containing up to 35 pages (for the real estate or selling agent) for advertising purposes only. (Where extra work is requested additional fees are charged eg. preparation of large strata contracts, etc). Not included in Queensland matters.
    i. Discuss inclusions, exclusions and other contract conditions with you; maximum of two emails or phone calls to you.
    ii. Liaison with your real estate agent; maximum of one email and one phone call to your agent.
    b) Preparation of one sale contract containing up to 35 pages. (Where extra work is requested additional fees are charged eg. preparation of large strata contracts, etc). Not included in Queensland matters.
    i. Discuss inclusions, exclusions and other contract conditions with you; maximum of two emails or phone calls to you.
    ii. Liaison with your real estate agent; maximum of one email and one phone call to your agent.
    c) Liaison and negotiation with buyer’s solicitor/conveyancer; maximum of two emails/letters and two phone calls to buyer’s solicitor/conveyancer, plus maximum of two emails and two phone calls to you
    d) Attending to exchange of contracts where applicable; maximum of one email to you confirming contract and settlement dates; maximum of one email to the selling agent to confirm contract and settlement dates, maximum of one email to your lender to confirm contract and settlement dates.
    e) Forwarding replies to Requisitions on Title where applicable; maximum of one email to you requesting confirmation of replies and receiving your reply, maximum of one email to the buyer’s solicitor/conveyancer attaching your replies.
    f) Ordering and checking Land Tax search (New South Wales only); maximum of one email to forward Land Tax Certificate to buyer’s solicitor/conveyancer.
    g) Checking and forwarding by email or post the Transfer document where applicable; maximum of one email/letter to you.
    h) Calculation of settlement adjustment figures and advising you; maximum of one email, and receiving your reply.
    i) Organisation of arrangements for settlement; maximum of two emails to you, maximum of two emails and one phone call to your lender, maximum of two emails to the purchaser’s solicitor/conveyancer.
    j) Confirmation of settlement; maximum of one phone call and one email to you, maximum of one email to selling agent.
    k) Miscellaneous discussion with you concerning your sale; maximum of two additional emails and two additional phone calls.
  4. For your purchase;
    a) Review of one contract containing up to 35 pages. (Where extra work is requested additional fees are charged eg. Review of large strata contracts, review of building & pest reports, etc).
    i. Discuss inclusions, exclusions and other contract conditions with you; maximum of two emails or phone calls to you.
    ii. Liaison with the selling agent; maximum of one email and one phone call to agent.
    b) Liaison and negotiation with seller’s solicitor/conveyancer; maximum of two emails/letters and two phone calls to seller’s solicitor/conveyancer, plus maximum of two emails and two phone calls to you.
    c) Attending to exchange of contracts where applicable; maximum of one email to you confirming contract and settlement dates; maximum of one email to your lender to confirm contract and settlement dates.
    d) Order and review property searches; maximum of two emails to seller’s solicitor/conveyancer if necessary.
    e) Requesting requisitions on Title from seller’s solicitor/conveyancer and reviewing replies where applicable; maximum of two emails to the seller’s solicitor/conveyancer requesting replies and receiving their response.
    f) Drawing up and forwarding by email or post the Transfer document where applicable; maximum one email/letter attaching Transfer to seller’s solicitor/conveyancer.
    g) Calculation of settlement adjustment figures and advising you; maximum of one email, and receiving your reply.
    h) Organisation of arrangements for settlement; maximum of two emails to you, maximum of two emails and one phone call to your lender, maximum of two emails to the seller’s solicitor/conveyancer.
    i) Confirmation of settlement; maximum of one phone call and one email to you, maximum of one email to selling agent.
    j) Notification to Council where necessary; one email/letter to Council enclosing rates cheque.
    k) Miscellaneous discussion with you concerning your purchase; maximum of two additional emails and two additional phone calls.
    * Please note that the retainer is non-refundable however if the property transaction has not been completed within six months of our instruction date the retainer is taken off the total amount of the price quoted. If the property does not settle within six months of our instruction date or the purchase does not proceed past exchange of Contracts then the retainer is not refundable.