Conveyancing
Service St Clair

Welcome to Rafton Family Lawyers

Highly Qualified and Experienced Sydney Family Lawyers

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If you are considering buying or selling property in St Clair, the first thing to do is find the right team to work with. As an expert family law firm, we have been helping families buy and sell due to family matters for over ten years. 

But regardless of your reason for needing a conveyancer, whether to buy your first home or next investment property, our team of lawyers can help.

We believe that our expertise in family law gives us a unique approach. Not only do we know the law, we understand the people in our community, and this makes all the difference.

Our Offer to you

No matter where you are starting from, our goal is to complete the job and save you time, money and energy.

  • We keep you informed

    During the buying and selling process, we make sure regular communication between your real estate agent, the vendor and their lawyer keeps the process moving forward.

    You won’t have to chase people around, we will update you when there is progress.

  • Advice that saves you time and money

    Get advice from a team who are as serious about saving your time and money as you are. Our advice is based on ten years of experience resolving property matters in St Clair, which means you’ll get the best advice no matter what.

About the purchasing process

If you are looking to purchase property in St Clair, here is an outline of what we can do for you.

  • Manage your legal documents

    All of the details of your purchase will be outlined in a contract of sale. Before any property can go on the market, this contract must be available for you to view. Once you have found a suitable property, we will get the contract of sale from the vendor and review the details. 

    This contract will legally bind you to the agreement once it is signed, so making sure you understand and agree with the terms is crucial.

  • Organise the right documents and inspections

    You will need a zoning certificate, title search and sewer diagram to fully understand what you can do on the property. Sometimes these documents reveal that the property isn’t suitable for your needs. We locate and explain these to you so that you can make an informed choice on your purchase. 

    We also investigate any local government plans in the area to make sure no future developments will affect your property or desired lifestyle.

    Another thing to consider is negotiations on the contract of sale. You may wish for a longer or shorter settlement or other conditions on the purchase. We can help you decide what conditions to put forward to the vendor and make sure they are included in the contract.

    Lastly, you will need a pest and building inspection done on the property. It is the buyer’s responsibility to get this done, and no law forces the vendor to tell you if buildings are damaged. We help organise these inspections for you with a trusted pest and building inspector.

  • We manage each step of the process

    If you are unsure of the process, we will explain it to you. The main steps involved are:

    • The exchange of contracts between you and the vendor
    • Paying stamp duty 
    • Paying the deposit 
    • Transferring funds to the vendor
    • The cooling-off period and date you will officially own the property

    At each step, we will advise you on the best course of action to take.

About the selling process

If you are selling your property, we can help by:

  • Preparing the contract of sale
  • Checking your agency agreement
  • Exchanging the contracts
  • Distributing funds from the sale

The contract of sale and agency agreement must be made before a property can go on the market. Potential buyers will require a copy of the contract of sale, and your real estate agent will need you to sign an agreement with them.

We will make sure that you understand these agreements and that all legal requirements are met before you sign.

Contact us for more information

The Rafton Family Lawyers St Clair office is located at 238 Bennett Rd St Clair, NSW. Contact us today for more information about buying or selling your next property.

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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