Killen & Associates is here to make conveyancing easy for you. Whether you are buying or selling, whether you are a first home buyer or a seasoned investor, whether you are buying residential property, commercial property, a strata unit, a farm, or a retirement village unit, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the conveyancing process.
We take considerable pride in delivering a personal, professional and efficient conveyancing service to our clients. We keep up to date with all relevant laws, and practices and employ emerging technologies where they can help us provide a more efficient service to our clients.
Our property law services
Whether you are buying or selling property our experienced team can guide you through the entire process. We will be with you from start to finish. Our end-to-end conveyancing service includes:
- Acting for individuals, couples, trusts, companies, superannuation funds, and deceased estates.
- Legal advice relating to the sale or purchase of land, including advice on the Contract for Sale of Land and amendments to the contract and special conditions.
- Negotiating with the representative of the buyer or seller with respect to amendments to the provisions of the Contract for Sale of Land.
- Advice to First Home Buyers, including advice on the conveyancing process, and how to take advantage of available stamp duty grants and exemptions.
- Advice on Torrens Title, Strata Title, Community Title, Old System Title, Crown Title or Leasehold land.
- Advice on Building Contracts and issues arising from the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) including regulations, statutory warranties, licensing, building disputes, and home warranty insurance.
- Drafting the Contract for Sale of Land for residential, strata, rural or commercial land.
- Advice on vendor disclosure obligations and statutory warranties.
- Advice on sales by auction, private treaty, or off-the-plan.
- Advice on Stamp Duty (including any applicable stamp duty grants and exemptions), GST liability, Land Tax, Capital Gains Tax and applicable lodgement and NSW Land Registry fees.
- Advice on any issues arising from the review of a Contract for Sale of Land including easements, encroachments, building work, positive and negative covenants, and restrictions on the use of land, Council planning issues, and land contamination.
- Advice on relevant property enquiries in purchases of land.
- Advice on cooling-off periods (Section 66W Certificates).
- Advice on and drafting of contractual clauses in relation to payment of the deposit.
- Advice on put and call option agreements in relation to the sale or purchase of land or interests in land.
- Liaising with your bank or financial institution with respect to obtaining deposit bonds, arranging for settlement of home loans, mortgages, and discharge of mortgages.
- Attending to the execution, exchange of contracts and making arrangements for settlement of your sale or purchase including calculation of all relevant adjustments for rates, water and other allowances.
There are some services that we can offer you in addition to the above services that a licensed conveyancer cannot due to the limitations on the license. Those services include:
- Acting for a deceased estate to obtain a grant of probate or letters of administration required for a sale of land to take place.
- Advice on and drafting of an Enduring Power of Attorney, and Appointment of Enduring Guardian.
- Commencing or maintaining legal proceedings, or briefing barristers in respect of issues arising from conveyancing matters.
- Establishing a company or varying the memorandum or articles of association or constitution of a company as may be required to undertake a sale or purchase of land.
- Creating, varying or extinguishing a trust.
- Drafting option agreements in relation to sale or purchase of land.
- Preparing a testamentary instrument, including Wills and Codicils.
- Any other work that is not “conveyancing work” within the meaning of section 4 of the Conveyancers Licensing Act 2003 (NSW).
If you are the owner of commercial or retail property, we can assist with our start to finish commercial and retail leasing services, which include:
- Taking your instructions and advising you on the lease provisions.
- Liaising with real estate agents.
- Obtaining full particulars of the property to be leased.
- Searching the title where necessary.
- Drafting and engrossing the lease.
- Preparing the necessary invoice for fees or expenses payable by the lessee and any stamp duty documentation.
- Submitting the documentation to the lessee’s solicitor with our requirements.
- Submitting a counterpart lease with our summary to you for approval.
- Negotiating any changes to the provisions of the lease.
- Following execution of the lease, arranging for mortgagee’s consent and production where necessary.
- Arranging registration and furnishing both parties with copies of registered lease.
Why use a conveyancing solicitor?
The process of buying and selling property should be straightforward. However, many people try to figure out the law themselves or use a limited service conveyancer, instead of finding a good conveyancing solicitor which is essential to getting the right advice.
Many people choose to use a licensed conveyancer instead of a solicitor because they think they will save money. However, solicitors have a much wider range of skills and experience and their advice can be indispensable to getting you through the property maze and help you reach your goals. In many cases, the difference in cost between a good conveyancing solicitor and a licensed conveyancer is small when you consider the sums of money involved in a property transaction.
While a licensed conveyancer can offer a good service, sometimes the complexity of the matter means that people are poorly advised or don’t consider the full picture. While at first sight it appears that you will save money, incorrect advice may mean that you end up spending more than you would have if you’d consulted with a solicitor first.
It’s important to remember, that if your matter becomes more complex than you realise, and legal issues emerge, you will need a solicitor to guide you to a successful outcome. In most cases, only a solicitor will be able to represent your best interests and give you the right advice.
In short, a conveyancing solicitor can do everything that a licensed conveyancer can do, and more.
Our conveyancing costs
Killen & Associates delivers the same high quality, full conveyancing service, to all our conveyancing clients at very competitive rates. You can have the comfort of having a solicitor undertake your conveyancing at a cost effective fee.
Whether you are buying or selling you will enjoy the same excellent service at a very competitive fee of $1,500.00* + GST + disbursements for most residential or strata sales and purchases.
If you are buying or selling property under old system title, commercial or rural property, please give us a call to discuss our fees. You will still get the same excellent conveyancing service.
The cost of disbursements will vary depending upon the property. Some purchases require more to ensure that you are getting what you pay for. Some sales require more documents to be attached to the contract. We purposely avoid an all-inclusive fee because we don’t believe that you should be subsidising another client’s conveyancing. We will only charge you for the disbursements that relate to and are necessary for the success of your conveyancing matter.
* Our prices are subject to change without notice.
Conveniently located in Bathurst, NSW
Killen & Associates is conveniently located in Bathurst, NSW. While we generally service Bathurst and the Central Western Region of NSW we regularly act for clients who are located interstate and overseas. The distances that used to put limits on what we could do for our clients are almost non-existent now. Nowadays, technology has to a large degree dissolved those limits.
If you are in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia or the Northern Territory, we can assist you with the purchase or sale of your property located in New South Wales. Of course, if you are nearby in Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow, or anywhere in the Central West, we are very well placed to assist you with your sale or purchase. We love helping our locals with their property needs. So come on, give us a call on (02) 6332 6655.
See what our clients are saying about us on our testimonials page.