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Conveyancing for Property Transfer in Victoria

When buying or selling commercial or residential property, it goes without saying that using a conveyancer is essential. If a property owner is only transferring ownership to a buyer, what would happen to the title of the house or other property? In short, it is still beneficial to use a conveyancer when transferring property in Victoria. To schedule an appointment with a professional conveyancer to handle your property transfer, get in touch with the Westgate Conveyancing team. To ensure a smooth property transfer without any problems, we apply our knowledge of legal conveyancing.

Why Westgate Conveyancing?

Whether you are purchasing, selling, or subdividing land or dwindling between family property settlements, we will handle every step of the process. As a client, you may find a house settlement complex because there are numerous parties involved and phases to the process. We help you understand your responsibilities, rights, and deadlines.

We offer fixed-fee conveyancing services, which include document preparation, identity verification, settlement services, communication with your real estate agent, loan agent, or bank, seller conveyancer, and purchaser’s conveyancer.


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Things to know about Property Title Transfers

There are numerous reasons why someone might wish to modify a property's ownership information. It may be the result of a property being gifted to a family member or a change in circumstances. The cause will dictate the kind of conveyancing that is required as well.


Updating, adding or removing names

This simply means a name on the title needs to be changed or updated. For example someone my have changed their name and it needs to be updated on the title. A person may have bought a property before they got married, and now want to add their spouse to the title. Maybe someone has passed away and they need to be removed from the property title.


Change of ownership structure

A property owner might want to change their ownership structure because it may no longer be relevant to them or people they own the property with. For example the property ownership could be transferred to a family trust.


Family related

The owner may no longer be able to look after their property due to illness or old age. If this is the case they may want to pass the property on to a family member to look after it. A change in ownership may also be due to the death of the property owner. All these situations would require the family to make updates to ownership.


Change in circumstance

A property may have been purchased with the assistance of a friend or family member. Or maybe it was a joint purchase. If there has been a change in financial circumstance, one owner may want to buy the other out requiring the title to be updated. A change of circumstance can also be due to a couple’s divorce.

Simplified Transfers of Related Parties

Westgate Conveyancing is prepared to assist you in transferring property between related parties, such as family members or business partners. We are aware of the particular factors and legal requirements that these transactions entail.

Our staff will walk you through each step, making sure that the transfer procedure goes smoothly and that all paperwork is prepared correctly. We hope to make related party transfers easier for you and give you a flawless experience with our knowledge and personalised approach.

Effortless Management of Deceased Estates

Handling the property transfer of a loved one following their passing can be emotionally taxing. Managing surviving party applications and filing applications by legal personal representatives are our areas of expertise at Westgate Conveyancing.

Our compassionate staff will professionally and sensitively handle the required documentation and legal processes. Our proficiency in managing the complexities of deceased estates enables us to offer you a seamless and effective transfer procedure, allowing you to concentrate on paying tribute to your loved one’s memory. Put your trust in us to expertly and carefully guide you through this sensitive path.

Applications by Legal Representatives

Following the grant of probate or letters of administration, Westgate Conveyancing can assist you in filing applications on behalf of lawful personal representatives, such as executors or administrators. We understand that timely and accurate submission of these forms is crucial for a seamless property transfer procedure.

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the required actions, ensuring that all legal requirements are met. You can rely on us to manage the intricacies of applications filed by legal personal representatives with accuracy and efficiency, thanks to our experience in handling complicated legal situations. Let us handle the administrative details so that you can focus on fulfilling your duties as a legal personal representative.

What should you anticipate when giving a family member ownership of property?

  • First Consultation: Your conveyancing counsel will lay out the procedure, point out any possible legal concerns, and go over the essential phases of the transfer during the first session. The possibility of stamp duty exemptions or concessions will also be covered, as will the necessity of a deed of gift in the event that the property is being given as a gift rather than sold.
  • Document Preparation: Whether the property is being sold or is being given as a gift, preparing or reviewing the deed of gift or contract of sale is an essential first step in the transfer of property ownership. Additionally, your attorney will see to it that the proper transfer paperwork is ready to be filed with the title office.
  • Financial Considerations: Your attorney will assist you in comprehending the property’s market value as well as the financial ramifications of the transfer, including any associated tax obligations.
  • Evaluation of Transfer Type: In order to provide appropriate advice, your solicitor will ascertain if the transfer is a sale, gift, or component of a property settlement.
  • Recognising Financial Implications: Be ready to talk about the financial implications, such as any potential exemptions from stamp duty or capital gains tax.

Advantages Of Using Us

Your Conveyancing Questions Answered

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of a property from one person to another. It involves a lot of steps, from contract negotiations to land title transfers. Think of us as your trusted guides through this intricate process, making sure everything’s done smoothly and correctly.
Navigating the legal side of property transactions can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in, bringing expertise and peace of mind. We handle all the paperwork, liaise with other parties, and ensure your legal rights are protected every step of the way.
During your initial consultation, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your specific situation and the type of property transaction you’re planning. We’ll answer your questions, explain the conveyancing process in detail, and provide a transparent quote for our services. No hidden fees, just honest guidance.
Absolutely! We have experience handling a wide range of property transactions, including residential purchases and sales, commercial property deals like offices and shops, and even refinancing your existing property. We’re your versatile property transaction companions!
Settlement is the final stage where ownership officially changes hands, and we play a crucial role. We review and finalize all legal documents, liaise with banks, real estate agents, and other parties, ensure all funds are transferred correctly, and register the new title in your name. We’re the final piece of the puzzle, making sure everything clicks into place.
The timeframe can vary depending on the complexity of the transaction, but generally, it takes between 4-6 weeks for residential transactions and slightly longer for commercial deals. We’ll keep you updated on progress throughout the process and ensure everything is completed efficiently.
We differentiate ourselves by putting your needs first, tailoring our approach to your unique goals and concerns. We speak plainly, keeping you informed every step of the way. We leverage technology for convenience and utilize secure online platforms for streamlined communication. And most importantly, we’re always available to answer your questions and offer support – a stress-free experience is our promise.
Residential conveyancing typically involves single-family homes, apartments, or condos, with simpler legal requirements and a faster process. Commercial deals, like offices and warehouses, involve more intricate legalities, leases, and regulations, making the process slightly more complex and time-consuming.

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