FAQ

Conveyancing Costs and Other Frequently Asked Questions

Are you curious about conveyancing costs and the price of other legal services? Do you want to know the best way to get to our offices, or how we communicate with our clients? We have provided answers to these and other commonly asked questions below, for your convenience.We also have a Resource Centre, where you can download useful material and checklists, and a blog, where we provide up-to-date information on specific issues, helpful hints, cautionary tales, downloads and a variety of other practical articles and commentary.In all likelihood, you will find all the information you need in our FAQs below, in the Resource Centre, or on the blog. But, of course, please do not hesitate to contact us if you cannot find an answer to your query here, or if you simply want to discuss an issue. We will respond within 24 hours guaranteed.

FAQ

  1. Do you do any other kind of work or deal with any other type of law other than what you have advertised?

    The areas we discuss on our website are the areas of law we practice. There may be specific agreements, or other areas within the broad categories that we are able to assist with, so by all means, ask away! We will let you know if we can help.We believe that focus is the only way to mastery, so we are experts in the areas of law we practice.

  2. How much do you charge?

    We offer some services at a fixed fee. For instance, our conveyancing costs are fixed at an ultra-competitive $990 plus GST. Our other fixed costs are just as impressive.
    It can be trickier to estimate the cost of different kinds of transactions, however, because no two matters are the same.
    Often, the fee will depend on the specific circumstances and facts of a case, the volume of documents that need to be dealt with and the complexity of a dispute or transaction, among a host of other variables.
    Having said that, you will always know the cost of a matter before any committment.
    No matter what you need assistance with, we will discuss it with you and consider it. We then will provide you with information about fees and ensure that you understand all charges, the basis for the proposed charges and are completely satisfied before you incur any fees.
    We always strive to provide you with a guaranteed maximum fee range. You can rest assured that we will never exceed the maximum range we have quoted for the scope of work we have been engaged to carry out. The last thing you want is any uncertainty as to costs.

  3. What are disbursements in the conveyancing costs?

    Whether you use a solicitor or conveyancer, disbursements will always be incurred when you buy or sell property.
    For example, should you wish to sell your property, certain documents must be attached to every contract for the sale of land. Without attaching these documents, the contract cannot be used and the property cannot be listed for sale
    The required documents include things like a title search, dealings on that title, a sewer diagram, a strata plan, a plan of the land and others.
    These documents are held by third parties, and we purchase them on your behalf. We simply ask you to reimburse us for the actual outlay; we do not add any margin or make any profit on such transactions.
    You will always know what disbursements will be incurred in the overall conveyancing costs, and we will never proceed without your approval.

  4. When do I pay?

    You rarely are required to pay anything upfront.
    If the matter is large and complex, we may ask for a certain sum of money to be deposited into our trust account. Generally, however, you will pay at the conclusion of your matter, or if the matter is long and ongoing, in regular intervals as discussed and agreed beforehand..

  5. Are you negotiable?

    Whilst we typically do not compete on price, due to the expertise and value we are uniquely positioned to provide, our standard fees remain some of the most competitive in the marketplace.
    Still, we understand that sometimes people are in financial difficulty but still require legal services. That’s why we always remain open to discussing our fees: how much, when and how they are paid, etc.

  6. Do you offer a free consultation?

    Yes, we offer a free one-hour consultation with no obligation.

  7. Do I need to come into your office?

    Not necessarily. Thanks to modern technology and our innovative approach to legal services, we can conduct much of our business with you through email, Skype, telephone and other methods of communication.
    On the other hand, you simply might be too busy to come into the office. Work and family commitments can make travelling to appointments quite difficult. We understand that and always aim to provide our services in a way that is convenient for you.

  8. How do get to your office and can I park easily?

    There are many ways to get to our office:

    • We are conveniently located 100m from Kingsgrove train station
    • We are conveniently located some 100m from the Kingsgrove M5 exit
    • Bus services drop you off approximately 100m from our office door …. and yes, there is ample on and off-site parking.

    We are located in the Pottery, a newly developed shopping complex with Woolworths and a mix of other quality cafes and restaurants on site. Park, shop and relax – seeing your lawyer doesn’t need to be a chore!

  9. So where is Kingsgrove exactly?

    It is about 15-20 minutes from the Sydney CBD. Take a look at the map.

  10. Who will I meet with when I come to the office?

    Different team members have different specialties. Ultimately, you will deal with the person who is best able to handle your specific matter and address your queries.

    We try our best to ensure that the person you deal with initially is your single main point of contact for the entire matter.

  11. What languages do you speak?

    We speak:

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Vietnamese

    As additional members are added to our team, our language capacity will increase.

    We also work with translators. If English is your second language, or if you would feel more comfortable having somebody present who speaks your language, we can arrange it with minimal fuss.

  12. How long have you been doing this?

    A long time. The staff have varying degrees of experience and the partners have well over 15 years’ experience in these areas of law.

  13. Will I be kept up-to-date with the progress of my matter?

    Most certainly. The solicitor assigned to your matter will keep you up-to-date as developments occur, either by phone, email, or both. We also will keep you updated on the next steps and advise you what to expect, so you are never left in the dark.