Conveyancing costs for buying a house

How much does a conveyancer cost when buying a house?

At GDM Legal & Conveyancing, the conveyancing costs are kept at a fixed rate so that there are no hidden surprises down the track.  The fixed price conveyancing fee of $770.00 is for all of the professional services required to ensure the conveyancing process goes smoothly. 

For that fixed fee, you get:

  • The review of three Section 32 statements
  • Legal advice on any loan documentation
  • Review of the Section 27 statement from the vendor
  • Preparing and lodging a caveat on the purchased property
  • Preparation of the transfer of land form
  • Preparation of any documentation required to be submitted to the State Revenue Office (for stamp duty)
  • Preparation of the statement of adjustments
  • Liaising with your mortgage broker to ensure enough funds are available for settlement
  • Liaising with the vendor’s conveyancer to confirm the smooth transfer of title occurring at settlement
  • Attending settlement
  • All printing, photocopying and postage

What is not included in the fixed fee is the cost of any statutory certificates that are required to be obtained to verify the contents of the section 32 statement and to prepare the statement of adjustments so that you are only paying for what you are liable to pay.  Depending on your area these costs vary between $60-120 and they are passed straight on to you.  Where possible application for the certificates are made to the individual bodies directly to avoid surcharges that occur when using search companies to produce the certificates.