Conveyancing and Property Law Services

Our conveyancers and property lawyers have been conducting property transactions and practising property law for over 40 years. Our Sydney CBD based property law team have a broad range of experience, from simple residential property conveyancing to complex property developments. We provide a premium property conveyancing service for our clients covering properties in Sydney, wider NSW and Queensland.

Our property law and conveyancing experience means you get piece of mind

Whether it’s buying your first home or investment property, or simply the latest addition to your property portfolio, our property law team will ensure you have an efficient, seamless and stress-free experience. Our lawyers and conveyancers will advocate for you every step of the way, from initial discussions and communicating with other stakeholders, right through to settlement day.

Our conveyancer settled over $200 million in property transactions in 2015 alone

Although it’s easy to find a conveyancer on the cheap, the surest way to protect your investment is to engage our team of experienced lawyers and conveyancers to do the work.

With the median house price in Sydney topping over $900,000 in 2015, for many people, purchasing a property will be the single biggest transaction they will undertake in their lifetimes. Even if this is not your first purchase, your property investments are your most valuable assets.

Quality Conveyancing and Property Law Services

  • Building & Construction Law
  • Building reports and inspections
  • Caveats
  • Commercial, Industrial & Retail Leasing
  • Compulsory Acquisition (for instance, Westconnex)
  • Contract preparation, advice and negotiations
  • Conveyancing (NSW & QLD)
  • Development Applications
  • Easements
  • Environment & Planning
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Leasing
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Options
  • Mortgage and security documents drafting and advice
  • Mortgagee sales
  • Property Valuations
  • Retirement Villages
  • Security of Payment – Building & Construction
  • Strata, company title and community title
  • Strata disputes
  • Surveys
  • Sub-divisions
  • Structuring property transactions
  • Trusts and asset protection

Conveyancing FAQ

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the title of a property from one person or entity to other.

The elements of a conveyance include:
1. Drafting Contract for Sale of Land
2. Finding a buyer to sign the contract and pay a deposit.
3. Identify all relevant information about the property so buyer is informed.
4. Determine exact purchase price amount.
5. Determine and pay stamp duty.
6. Attend settlement and complete the sale.

A conveyancer is someone who has a licence to act in property transactions in NSW. A conveyancer cannot give legal advice about more complex areas of property law.

A lawyer can act in property transactions and give legal advice.

Stamp duty is a tax payable to the NSW State Government when any Contract for Sale of Land is signed by both parties. Stamp duty must be paid before the transfer can be formally registered.
There is a formula for the calculation of stamp duty which is based on the value of the property. The Office of State Revenue has a stamp duty estimator which can be found using the following link:

OSR Stamp Duty Calculator

The usual contract for sale of land contains standard terms and conditions. If the parties want to vary the standard terms, or add additional terms to the contract, this is done by including ‘special conditions’.
The conveyancer for the seller usually prepares the contract.
Vendor means the person or entity selling the property.
In NSW the State Government maintains a register of land titles. This body issues titles to the owners of land and updates its register every time there is a conveyance of an interest in property.
In order to fully investigate all relevant information in relation to a property, the conveyancer for a purchaser must conduct a number of searches.
Completion of the contract must take place within the time stipulated on the front of the contract. In most cases, settlement must take place 42 days after the contract is signed by both parties.

Our Sydney Property Law & Conveyancing Team

Property Lawyer Sydney

Dougal Geddes

BCom LLB
Executive Lawyer

Dougal has over 35 years’ experience providing expert property law advice, including conveyancing, asset protection and succession planning.


Conveyancer Sydney

Laura Elbayeh

Conveyancer

11 years experienced in NSW property transactions and leasing. Laura is responsible for the bulk of our conveyancing work.

Strengths:

  • NSW Conveyancing
  • Leases


Property Lawyer Sydney

Jacob Carswell-Doherty

Lawyer

5 years experience in property related litigation & dispute resolution. Jacob also oversees all of the firm’s QLD property transactions.

Strengths:

  • QLD Conveyancing
  • Litigation & Dispute


Property Lawyer Sydney

Paul Dillon

Lawyer

35 years experience in litigation and dispute resolution. Paul handles environment & planning law as well as property related litigation.

Strengths:

  • Environment & Planning
  • Building & Construction
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution