Buying a Property

Found the right piece of property for your new home or investment? Congratulations on taking this momentous step! East Coast Law’s experienced team of conveyancers and property lawyers will ensure you are prepared with expert planning, advice and information.  Our conveyancing services will help you buy the house of your dreams. 

What our conveyancers property law professionals do for buyers

You may be wondering what a conveyancer actually does for you when buying a property. We play a vital role in keeping the transaction on track by communicating with you throughout the process. We provide important information, we ensure that all legal aspects are sound and compliant with current NSW legislation and regulations, provide advice on your rights and obligations and ensure settlement proceeds as planned.

Our team of licensed conveyancers offers a comprehensive service for property buyers to ensure you’re covered from contract review through to settlement.

Experienced guidance for first home buyers

As first-home buyers, it’s natural to feel anxious. That’s why doing your research is crucial. Proper preparation and understanding of the process empower you to secure your dream home. Receiving inaccurate or inadequate advice can lead to a distressing and stressful experience.

We endeavour to take the stress out of this process for you, leaving you confident about your first purchase.. The team at East Coast has the knowledge, expertise and experience to make your purchase smooth, simple, and easy to understand. We’ve been doing this since 1992.

“It will be like having a friend in the game”

There is a lot to learn when purchasing a property. We’ve created a RESOURCES CENTRE to make it easier for you to find the answers to your questions. Remember too, we’re only an email or phone call away. Or, you can go to our Facebook page and send us a message.

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Purchasing property off the plan

Buying property ‘off the plan’ can be a brilliant way to get ahead of the rest of the market. It allows you to buy a property before it’s actually built, or registered in the case of vacant land, and beat any other potential buyers in the market.

East Coast Law can help you purchase off the plan. We will advise you in detail on all matters relating to the Contract for Sale for your ‘off the plan’ purchase including:

  • The Sunset Clause date.
  • Any extended sunset date.
  • Schedule of finishes and inclusions.
  • We will ensure you have an understanding of what to expect throughout the off-the-plan purchase process and that you are clear on what the end product will be.
Once you’ve found a block of land or unit that you wish to purchase ‘off the plan’, your next step should be to call East Coast Law – Conveyancing 
  • One of our team will ask you a few questions to find out your situation and answer some of the questions you may have.
  • We’ll discuss with you your eligibility for a government grant that may be available to you..
  • We’ll calculate your stamp duty and let you know when it needs to be paid.
  • We’ll work out a time frame for you to sign and exchange contracts if you haven’t done so already.
  • We’ll run you through the process of buying off the plan and how you can secure the property as soon as possible.
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What is a Sunset Clause?

The Sunset Clause is the last date on which the vendor has to register the plan of subdivision/strata plan. There are rules and regulations in every contract, including the sunset clause. This is why it is best to ask us to have a look at your contract and advise you accordingly.

Approach your property purchase with confidence

The property lawteam at East Coast Law has the knowledge, expertise and experience to make your property purchase smooth, simple, and easy to understand. You can approach your property purchase with absolute confidence knowing that we’ve covered all the bases, safeguarding you from the many potential hazards involved with purchasing a property.

We ensure our clients receive:

Purchasing Property Made Easy – “ It’s like having a friend in the game”

Helpful Resources

Verification of Identity Brochure (VOI)

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Verification Form for Australia Post

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Ultimate Moving House Checklist

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Buying Property Checklist

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Our Guide to Buying a Home

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4 Steps to Securing Your New Home

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