Buying a Home

  • Do you really need a solicitor to make an offer on a house?

BEFORE YOU BUY

  • Buying by private treaty
  • Buying at auction
  • Buying an apartment or town house

PROS & CONS OF BUYING 'OFF THE PLAN'

ONCE YOU'VE DECIDED TO BUY

  • The contract for sale
  • Buying on your terms
  • What's included in the sale?
  • Your mortgage documents
  • What is exchange?
  • Signing the contract isn't always final
  • The first home owner's grant
  • Stamp Duty and other tax

BY-LAWS

FINALISING YOUR PURCHASE

  • What exactly are you buying?
  • What happens at settlement?
  • Do you need to be present at settlement?

Selling a Home

  • Do you really need a solicitor to sell your house?

BEFORE YOU SELL

  • The contract for sale
  • What do you need to include in the contract for sale?
  • If you're selling a strata title property
  • What warranties are you deemed to have made about the property?
  • What happens if the contract doesn't comply?
  • Standard or tailored terms?
  • Selling by private treaty versus selling by auction

HOW DOES A 'COOLING OFF' PERIOD WORK?

  • What's included in the sale?
  • Agent's fees
  • What is exchange?
  • The deposit
  • Stamp Duty, GST and CGT
  • What if a buyer wants to get in early?

FINALISING THE SALE

  • What happens at settlement?
  • Do you need to be present at settlement?
  • Get in touch with a solicitor

Strata Title

  • What is a strata title?
  • What is an owners' corporation?
  • What must you do as part of the owners' corporation?
  • What must you do as an owner?
  • What are your duties as a landlord?
  • Can you have pets in a strata property?
  • How do you resolve a strata dispute?

Dear Friends,

We would like to let you know that we are all doing our bit to help combat the corona virus. This means that we have instructed our staff to work from home and we will be taking your instructions via teleconference and email where possible.

We would like to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our clients is our highest priority.

Yours Sincerely,

The Team,
O’Brien Connors & Kennett Solicitors