in The Hills District
Welcome to Rafton Family Lawyers
Highly Qualified and Experienced Sydney Family Lawyers
Investing in property is often one of the most significant financial decisions people make. A task of this size comes with plenty of questions and anxieties. We pride ourselves on making this a smooth and stress-free time for our clients.
Rafton Family Lawyers are a specialist family law firm with decades of combined experience. It is our expertise in family law that gives us our unique insight into the needs of families today.
Our Offer to you
Our Hills District conveyancing service offers clear and practical advice on your property sale or purchase.
Communication is our priority
We know that you want to complete your property sale or purchase quickly; that’s why we make communicating with you a priority. Once we know where things are at, you will be updated straight away.
Rafton Family Lawyers have been servicing the Hills District for over ten years, helping families buy and sell their homes and investments properties. Experience has taught us how to manage the sometimes unexpected turns that take place during a property matter. This means that you are in control the whole time regardless of what comes up.
Are you looking to purchase a property?
Here is a rundown of how we can make this process as smooth as possible for you.
Have the paperwork taken care of
Property matters always involve contracts that are difficult to understand. Before you sign these, our lawyers will check to make sure that everything they contain is appropriate.
Other documents you will need include a zoning certificate, full title search and sewer diagram of the property. We will find these and check them for any information relevant to you.
Sometimes planned developments in the area you want to purchase in will affect the property you intend to buy. To make sure your purchase is an excellent long term investment, we make sure future developments won’t disrupt your plans.
The purchase of property usually involves negotiations between you and the vendor. Often people find this intimidating and aren’t sure what is appropriate to ask. Having a lawyer to negotiate the best deal on your behalf guarantees you get the best deal possible.
Pest and building reports ensure that the property you buy isn’t seriously damaged. It’s important to remember that the vendor is not legally bound to tell you if it is, it’s up to you to have it inspected. We can recommend a trusted inspector to make sure you buy the right property for your needs.
We manage the process from start to finish
Every step in the process will be explained and looked after for you, including:
- Contract exchanges
- Stamp duty and fees
- Paying the deposit
- Money transfers to the vendor
- The cooling-off period
It’s normal to be unsure about the process of property purchase, especially the first time you do it. Our conveyancing service in the Hills district will answer all of your questions and give you the advice you need to move forward.
Are you thinking of selling?
Selling a property can be equally as daunting as buying one. Getting the most money from your sale without missing out on serious buyers can be stressful.
- Write the contract of sale
- Check the agreement you have with your real estate agent
- Oversee the exchange of contracts and payment of the deposit
- Distribute funds from the sale to you and any third parties necessary
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. It is essential to have these looked at by your lawyer so that you understand the details.