Sale and Purchase of Land
What is conveyancing?The sale and purchase of land involves a process called a “conveyance of land”. Conveyancing is the process by which the legal ownership of land is changed.
This includes changing the names on the original certificate of title which is the legal identifier of the land and making sure the land is transferred as “clear title” i.e. free of any encumbrances or debt.
In South Australia a solicitor or a conveyancer (previously called a land broker) is qualified to do this.
A conveyancer is required when you are buying, selling or transferring land for any reason, even from family member to family member. If you are selling a property to someone you know, you will need a contract. We can assist in this regard.
Conveyancing services as well as legal adviceAt Di Rosa Lawyers we not only have conveyancers but also solicitors who specialise in property law. Should any legal difficulties arise, we will advise you and protect your interests.
We put our clients’ needs first and make sure they are kept informed of the process step by step.
What we do as conveyancersBecause we are experienced property lawyers and conveyancers we have the necessary expertise to deal with all matters relating to the sale and purchase of land including:
- Conducting Certificate of Title searches
- Searches of government departments and local authorities
- Advice on the effect of the contract and form 1
- Where necessary or required, obtain expert advice on the stamp duty, Capital Gains Tax and Goods and Services Tax impacts on the sale and or purchase of the land
- Legal advice and representation in relation to any issues arising from the contract, for example, where the other party by act or omission breaches the contract
- Preparation and certification of legal documents
- Stamping of required documents
- Calculation of adjustments of rates and taxes
- Preparation of settlement statements
- Liaison with mortgagors and financiers
- Attendance at settlement
- Advising all authorities as to the change of ownership