Conveyancing Solicitors & Property Lawyers Cairns | Smith Law Group
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Conveyancing & Property Lawyers Cairns

 

SMITH LAW GROUP SIMPLE STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO OUR CONVEYANCING PROCESS

At Smith Law Group we understand that the Selling and Purchasing of your property can be not only stressful but one of the most important decisions of your life. Our promise to you is that we will try and make it as smooth and as stress-free as possible.

 

We have put together the free Smith Law Group SELL/BUY TO DO LIST

RECEIPT OF CONTRACT

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SMITH LAW GROUP TO DO LIST

STEP 1

We will request or receive a copy of the executed contract. Instructions on where that is to be sent to will be given to you over the phone or via email.

STEP 2

Check the property title. This will reveal the actual property details and any encumbrances on title.

STEP 3

We will call, email you with our first letters and send reminders of any important dates, including stamp duty and any other important forms to prepare transfer documents.

STEP 4

Notify the seller or buyers solicitor that Smith Law Group are acting for you!

STEP 5

Notify the agent that we (Smith Law Group) have received the contract.

YOU/CLIENT TO DO LIST

STEP 1

If you're purchasing a house PLEASE take out building and public liability insurance or if the property is a unit, take out contents and public liability insurance.

STEP 2

Have you considered the condition of the dwelling? If so, you may need to arrange building and pest inspections.

STEP 3

Obtain finance approval PRIOR to the due date, or PLEASE notify Smith Law Group if we need to negotiate an extension of the settlement date.

STEP 4

Return any forms completed given to you by Smith Law Group so we can prepare for your transaction.

STEP 5

Do you have any other properties being re-financed? If so please notify Smith Law Group.

CONTRACT GOES UNCONDITIONAL

Once your contract goes unconditional, most of the work is left up to our conveyancing solicitors & property lawyers in Cairns. Please see below as to what we will be doing to ensure everything goes smoothly.

SMITH LAW GROUP TO DO LIST

STEP 1 : Ensure that the financier is ready for settlement

STEP 2 : Prepare settlement figures

STEP 3 : Make sure you/client have completed and returned the stamp duty declaration forms

STEP 4 : Book settlement with your financier and seller’s Solicitor

STEP 5 : Send a copy of the settlement statement to you/client this will set out the total amount required for your settlement

STEP 6 : Ensure that either the bank or Smith Law Group has received the balance of settlement

ALL WE ASK OF YOU IS…

Arrange mortgage and or transfer documents to be signed and returned.

JUST BEFORE SETTLEMENT DATE

How exciting, you have nearly purchased your property. Only a few more processes by our conveyance solicitors that need to be done before your property settles.

SMITH LAW GROUP TO DO LIST

STEP 1 : Stamp transfer document

STEP 2 : Double-check title search to ensure no further encumbrances

STEP 3 : Smith Law group to attend settlement

STEP 4 : Call you/client to confirm settlement, followed up by final letters and email to confirm details of settlement

STEP 5 : Contact the client and agent to confirm

YOU/CLIENT TO DO LIST

STEP 1 : Be available to receive a phone call by Smith Law Group on the day of settlement.

Settlement