Selling a property and the path to settlement

If you’re selling a property you’ll need a conveyancer to assist you in the ‘transmission’ of your property and the transfer of the rights, title and interest from you to your purchaser.

conveyancingSA.com.au will liaise with your real estate agent (or directly with you if you are selling privately), with your financial institution and any other parties involved in your transaction. We take the pain away and will make sure the process is smooth from start to finish.

Choose a great conveyancer that you trust – of course we are suggesting that’s conveyancingSA.com.au. If you’re looking at quotes from other conveyancers, we’re confident we will compare favourably but we suggest you make sure you get a full breakdown of any additional fees such a file storage and mortgage liaison (which are sometimes unexpected additions over and above the conveyancer’s professional fee).

It’s too late to make that discovery when you receive your settlement statement.

conveyancingSA.com.au quotes our full professional fee including liaison with your lender if you are discharging a mortgage as well as the storage of all documents and files relating to your transaction.

We only charge third party fees at cost.

Here’s a list of everything you need to think about as you travel the journey between signing your contract with your purchaser and finalising your settlement in South Australia.

  • Continue to maintain your property in good, clean and tidy condition until settlement day and if it is vacant land, adhere to all Council and fire safety regulations.
  • Tell your real estate agent that conveyancingSA.com.au will be acting for you. We’ll liaise with your agent to get the documentation we require to get the ball rolling or you can upload it yourself into the conveyancingSA.com.au portal.
  • Try and respond to our messages promptly. That way we can make sure that we avoid any unnecessary delays with your settlement.
  • Part of the requirements that we need to fulfil is the verification of your identity. We can do this online but you will need access to original documents to prove your identify. This is pretty similar to the ID you require when opening a bank account. If you can produce a current driver’s licence and passport that is ideal but if you can’t, we can help you with an alternative.
  • If you’ve started packing up ready to move, please make sure you hold back the paperwork we will need to Verify your Authority to sell your property. Things like a recent Council rates notice, SA Water, Emergency Services Levy or Revenue SA invoices for the property will come in handy for the purpose of Verifying your Authority.
  • Make sure that your real estate agent and conveyancingSA.com.au are told of any changes to your contact details (phone, email, address) between signing of the Contract and your settlement date
  • Contact your lender to discuss discharging your mortgage (if you have one)
  • Organise for a removals company to quote for moving your belongings; or arrange to move yourself
  • Advise your gas, electricity and other providers of the date to undertake final meter readings and to close or transfer your account for these services
  • Arrange for utilities to be connected at your new residence (if required)
  • Update your postal address with various entities (e.g. banks, subscriptions, driver’s licence, insurance etc.) – you might like to consider setting up a mail redirection
  • Arrange to be completely moved out of the property before 10.30am on the day of settlement and leave all keys with the agent (or other arranged place) by 10.30am on settlement day.
  • Before settlement day we will issue you with a Settlement Statement. Have a look over it and make sure that everything is in order and that we have the correct details to pay the proceeds of your sale.
  • If you have any queries regarding Real Estate Agent fees or commission direct these to your agent immediately.
  • Then sit back and wait for us to weave our magic. You will receive a notification as soon as settlement has been completed

Conveyancing is complicated but, put simply, it refers to everything that needs to be checked, searched, signed, and certified to make someone the new legal owner of a property.

Our team has all the knowledge and experience to help you complete the conveyancing journey in South Australia.

When should you contact your conveyancer?

Really, it’s never too early to contact a conveyancer. They can provide you with invaluable advice and if this is your first sale, it will help to have a friend on your side early to give you an objective opinion on the required documentation and processes. If not before, definitely get in touch as soon as you have signed a contract with your purchaser so that we can begin the journey to settlement for you.

At conveyancingSA.com.au, we are experts in the South Australian market and the legalities of transferring property within the State.

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Our standard fee is $770(INCLUDES GST)

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What is conveyancingSA.com.au?

conveyancingSA.com.au is South Australia’s first pure online conveyancing service. Its promise is simple, digital, stress-free conveyancing with the client in the driver’s seat.

Created and developed in South Australia, conveyancingSA.com.au is backed by SA’s largest property transaction provider. Our purpose is to service buyers and sellers who prefer to transact using digital channels and who value being able to conduct their business when and where it suits them.

Our clients follow the easy to understand directions in our portal to arrange settlement with conveyancingSA.com.au. Because our service is 100% digital, we’re able to price it very economically.

conveyancingSA.com.au is NOT a national outfit trying to cover the nuances of property transactions in all Australian markets. Conveyancing varies from state to state and we are the experts on South Australia.

Nor are we a marketplace for small sized conveyancers.

conveyancingSA.com.au is a standalone conveyancing firm, based in South Australia and staffed by conveyancers with extensive experience in the Adelaide and SA regional property market. conveyancingSA.com.au has invested heavily in technology and the development of the smarts to conduct conveyancing online – simply, reliably and without stress.

Why did you start conveyancingSA.com.au?

We recognised that not all clients require a high level of personalised service and frequent human interaction which is both costly and time-consuming.

With the help of clients and market experts, we researched and developed an online conveyancing service to satisfy a different kind of client.

We have been able to make substantial savings on the traditional conveyancing process which is characterised by a high degree of human intervention and communications. conveyancingSA.com.au works for clients who prefer to transaction on line and on thier terms.

How much does conveyancingSA.com.au cost?

A residential buy or sell transaction is priced at $770 including GST.

Identity is verified online and clients can upload their own documents into the portal to conduct their transaction.

We do not charge for additional items like liaising with your bank or storing your documents. We are upfront and transparent – there are no nasty surprises at conveyancingSA.com.au.

We value loyalty. If you add a transaction to one you are currently doing with conveyancingSA.com.au. (e.g. you are doing your purchase conveyancing through us and you sell a property before the property you are buying has settled), we will discount the second transaction by $100.

Who should use conveyancingSA.com.au?

conveyancingSA.com.au is ideal for standard residential transactions including those transactions with an incoming or outgoing mortgage.

Users of our conveyancing service are comfortable with conducting their business transactions online even when they are high value.

Our clients value being able to conduct their business out of hours and that suits our digital offering.

Because we have been able to streamline the conveyancing process digitally, our clients can expect to pay substantially less than a traditional conveyancing service.

How is conveyancingSA.com.au different?

We think we’re very different. South Australian conveyancing has a long and proud history and conveyancingSA.com.au is a natural extension of the very personalised and manual conveyancing services available in South Australia. But we are very different.

Increasingly consumers are becoming comfortable with managing their financial transactions in a digital environment and they appreciate the convenience that helps their busy lives. By transacting in a digital environment, our clients benefit from greater transparency in the progress of their transaction.

You can login at any time and see what stage your transaction is at and what comes next on the journey to settlement.

An added bonus is the savings that can be passed onto our clients because we have invested heavily in our technology.

Will I have a dedicated conveyancer?

In order to maintain our lower price structure we have created internal efficiencies including a Shared Services team.

Clients have access to a support email address for any queries (support@conveyancingSA.com.au).

The Shared Service concept means that if anyone is away or not at their desk, there will always be someone to answer your question.

There is shared visibility over your transaction and that means you’ll get an answer to your query fast.

Can I get help from a conveyancer if I need it?

You can be assured that behind your transactions there is a team of conveyancers who are licensed in South Australia.

Our conveyancers are all members of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (SA). If you have any questions or concerns you can send an email or complete a webform and request assistance from our Shared Services team.

You’ll receive a notification each time we send you a message so you’ll have total visibility over the progress of your transaction and when we have any tasks for you to complete.

What should I know about your fee quotation?

Our information and our fee quotation is provided to you on the basis of the information you have supplied to us. If there is any variation to that information, and there is a need to revise our quotation, we will always contact you first to explain clearly the reasons for the variation and to gain your agreement before we continue.

When we quote you, we let you know about the third party charges you can expect to pay in addition to our professional fee. Take a look at the What Costs Should I Know About? section to learn more about the fees and charges that may be applicable to your purchase or sale. These fees are what we call Government and Statutory fees which means they’ll apply regardless of who is doing your conveyancing. We’ll help you work out just what those fees will be so that you won’t have any nasty surprises.

Why do you ask for so much stuff?

There are a number of important forms and information that we need from you to make sure that we conduct your transaction in line with legislation and regulations in South Australia and that we complete all of the required checking.

We know that some of this can be tedious, but you can be assured that we only ask for what is absolutely necessary.

The sooner you can provide the documents we require the better – this is so we can work together to avoid any delay to your settlement.

You can be assured that we will return information to you quickly from our side and if you can do the same, that will keep us on track.

We can also assure you that we take the greatest precautions with your data security and privacy. You’ll notice we ask you to register your account to sign up with two-factor authentication.

We will not take any chances with your data or your privacy.

Each time we request information from you, you’ll receive a notification from us to check into the conveyancingSA.com.au portal, to retrieve the message. Safe and secure.

That’s our promise – to keep you on track and informed.

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