At Strand, the team understands that the purchasing or selling of a property can be a stressful process that needs the dedication and the highly professional skills that the conveyancers at Strand can offer you. Their aim is to make your most important dealing as easy and straight forward as possible.
The settlement process is a complicated and possibly new experience for you, and their dedicated staff who have over 100 years of combined experience will endeavour to keep you informed every step of the way.
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When it comes time to buy or sell a home, many see conveyancing services as a necessary evil however choosing the right conveyancer can save thousands and provide extra protection during the settlement process.
Maureen Moffat of Strand Conveyancing Services Western Australia believes that many home buyers and sellers underestimate the importance of conveyancing and don’t understand the services and protection they provide.
“Conveyancing services have been perceived by most as a necessary evil – deaths, taxes and conveyancing fees – however most buyers and sellers don’t grasp the value and security that they provide,” Ms Moffat said.
“The legalities involved in the process of buying or selling a property requires a specialist service to ensure unnecessary fees and legal headaches are avoided,” Ms Moffat continued.
As well as avoiding unnecessary fees and legal complications, conveyancers are responsible for keeping up to date on the latest changes to state and federal legislation affecting property transactions.
The Office of State Revenue, for example, recently introduced amendments to the Duties Act 2008 altering the transaction time allowance that duty is payable. All transactions are now to be lodged within two months from execution of any contract regardless of the contract being conditional or not. Failure to recognise such transactional changes increases the chance of unnecessary penalty interest being charged.
The importance of conveyancing services was highlighted recently in Western Australia when a lack of proper procedure led to a local Karrinyup man’s house being sold out from under him due to misrepresentation.
“Relying on a fully informed and active conveyancer acts as a form of protection for your most valuable asset,” Ms Moffat said.
“The settlement process can be full of unforeseeable pitfalls and legal technicalities. We value the importance of remaining constantly up to date by attending regular training, thus proactively protecting our clients.”