Conveyancing Frequently Asked Questions


Conveyancing FAQs Frequently Asked Questions
Conveyancing Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a solicitor to look at the contract before making an offer?
No, an offer is not legally binding until a contract is exchanged. Once you have finished your negotiations and have had your offer accepted, you should ask the agent to send a copy of the contract to your solicitor. Your solicitor will then review the contract and let you know if any amendments should be made before you sign it. However, if you would prefer, Mothers in Law Lawyers will look over the contract and give you a preliminary advice before you make an offer. We do not charge for a preliminary review. So feel free to call us on (02) 9984 1292 for peace of mind today.

Do I need a solicitor to look at the contract prior to bidding at auction?
Yes, bidding at an auction is legally binding and you should have your solicitor look at the contract, give you a detailed advice and enter into any necessary contract negotiations on your behalf beforehand. If you are unsuccessful at the auction, Mothers in Law Lawyers will only charge a nominal fee for the advice given. Unsuccessful bidders will also receive a substantial discount on our fixed fee for conveyancing when they are ultimately successful in securing a property for purchase.

Does my solicitor need to be local?
No, Mothers in Law Lawyers can act for you in any conveyancing matter in New South Wales. We have many clients outside the Sydney Metropolitan area as far and wide as Tamworth, Bathurst, Orange, Nambucca Heads, Medowie and Bombaderry.

Why do I need a solicitor?
DIY conveyancing is possible. However, it is quite a complicated task with very big consequences when something does go wrong. Even qualified solicitors engage us to do their conveyancing if they do not practice in the area of conveyancing.

We would not recommend that you take unnecessary risk with biggest transaction you are ever likely to make. We recommend that you use an expert who is familiar with conveyancing procedure and legislation and who can give you the very best advice.

Conveyancer or solicitor?
There are times when the sale or purchase of a property can go wrong and the sound advice of a solicitor in these cases is invaluable. Solicitors will have a broader knowledge of property law and can also give advice about matters which fall outside of a conveyancer’s expertise. For example, if you are selling a property which may be part of an estate, a solicitor will be able to carry out the conveyancing for the property as well as giving advice on administration of the estate.


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