Conveyancing Service
in the Hawkesbury

Welcome to Rafton Family Lawyers

Highly Qualified and Experienced Sydney Family Lawyers

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Buying and selling a property could be the biggest financial investment in your life. With so much at stake, you should always have a legal team on board.

Our expertise in family law gives us a unique insight into the legal, financial and personal impact of property matters. The goal is always to make the process quick and efficient while getting you the best results possible.

What can we provide for you?

Whether you are purchasing commercial or industrial real estate, your first home or land, our conveyancing service in the Hawkesbury can lead you step by step through the process.

  • Regular communication

    You will get regular progress updates from us, which means you stay in control of the process. Even if unexpected things come up, you will get support and advice on the best solution.

  • Family law expertise

    Rafton Family Lawyers have helped hundreds of people settle property matters over the years. If you need help with a property matter because of a family dispute, our expert family lawyers can help regardless of how complicated your situation is.

What is involved in a property purchase?

Here are a few of the things we will do for you during your purchasing.

  • Prepare, analyse and advise you on all contracts

    One of the biggest concerns new property buyers have is about the details in the contracts they need to sign. Having a lawyer to read and explain these contracts, as well as help you negotiate the terms will save you time, energy and possibly a lot of money. 

    Signing a contract without proper legal advice is a big risk that is easily avoided by having a lawyer explain it to you first.

    You will also need a title search, zoning certificate and sewer diagram of the property. Sometimes these documents have information that will define what types of renovations and activities you can carry out on the property. Our team can find these and explain anything they contain that is relevant to your purchase.

    Usually, the buyer and vendor negotiate before agreeing on the terms of the settlement. You may wish for early access to the property, repairs to be carried out or for rubbish to be removed. Part of our job is to negotiate these terms for you so that you get the best value possible.

    It is also your responsibility to find out the condition of all structures on the property. The vendor does not have to disclose this information to you. This will involve having a building and pest inspection carried out to make sure there is no serious damage to the property. 

    We can help organise these by putting you in touch with a reputable pest and building inspector. 

    Other things we arrange for you include:

    • Exchanging contracts
    • Paying stamp duty 
    • Paying the deposit
    • Fund transfers from you to the vendor
    • The cooling-off period

What is involved in a property sale?

During your property sale, we will help you with the following things.

  • Prepare the contract of sale 
  • Your agency agreement
  • The exchange of contracts and receiving the deposit
  • Discharge of any existing mortgage

Before your property can go on the market, you will need a contract of sale and a signed agency agreement with your real estate agent.

The contract of sale is for buyers to view while the agency agreement sets out the terms and conditions between you and your agent. Our lawyers will guide you through this process so that you fully understand what you are signing and the details in the contract of sale.

Contact our conveyancing service in the Hawkesbury

The Rafton Family Lawyers Hawkesbury office is located at 317 Windsor Street Richmond, NSW. Contact us today for personalised advice about your next property sale or purchase in the Hawkesbury.

Read our plain English handbooks

These fact sheets are designed to provide an overview of the relevant issues and systems so that you have a better understanding of the process.

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