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.
As part of the selling process, you will need to provide your purchasers with a Form 1 document. This is sometimes called a Vendor Disclosure statement. We do not prepare Form 1s at conveyancingSA.com.au but we can engage our sister company to do this on your behalf. Just email us at support@conveyancingSA.com.au and we will arrange this for you.
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.
Here’s what our clients are saying
First time buyer of anything – Jade couldn’t have made the experience easier – I felt protected as well, that my Conveyancer had everything in hand – smooth transaction, amazing communication – will use for any future purchases for sure – thanks, Jade!
We appreciated very much the assistance in dealing with an unforeseen challenge (an easement that was not identified at point of sale) and how professionally Jade assisted us and leased with other parties. We were always impressed with how timely the responses were, and how clearly things were explained. The process could not have been simpler or easier – thank you!!!
Constantine, Mount Gambier
Jade was amazing – extremely prompt in responses, understanding and compassionate when things weren’t going great from the other side of the transaction, she knew what to do and showed initiative, it was a first-class experience – thank you so much Jade!
Lorraine, Salisbury East
Thank you for providing such a great service, Jade, the whole process was very smooth and your response to my queries was always prompt! I will definitely recommend your company to family and friends!
I would like to thank you and the whole team for their efforts to help with the purchase of my property. I’m very glad that I used your service and would definitely highly recommend and use conveyancingSA.com.au again in the future. The communication was great and I found worked really well for me, being busy with my job I could log into the portal and view the documents and the messages with any information that needed to be provided at a time that suited me. The team was very friendly and I always got answers to any queries I had very quickly. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Many thanks to the whole team, I’m very grateful.
Claire C-H, Mount Barker
No hesitation in recommending conveyancingSA! Convenient, efficient, simple. Communication with the conveyancingSA team was prompt and professional – nothing was too difficult and they were always only too happy to help. The portal is user-friendly with instant access to your uploaded documents and helpful notifications to your phone (via text message or email) about any outstanding tasks to be completed. Selling a home is quite stressful, but conveyancingSA was not!
David H, Mount Barker
The conveyancingSA.com.au platform was fantastic from beginning to end. The transfer of title is often complex and overwhelming, but this user-friendly experience provided a stress-free transaction and the platform itself was simplistic, easy to follow and intuitive. The level of service from the team was also great and I would highly recommend anyone buying or selling to engage with the team from conveyancingSA.com.au
Ben C, Buckland Park
Very easy service to use. Fast responses to questions. Was a stress free process.
Our standard fee is $880(INCLUDES GST)
So how does it work?
We are South Australia’s first pure online conveyancing service. Being online we’re able to reduce overheads. You benefit with simplicity and lower fees.
Get your conveyancing sorted fast – online from start to finish and backed by a team of experienced Adelaide conveyancers.
Value for money
Being online we’re able to reduce overheads. You benefit with simplicity and lower fees.
SA’s best conveyancers
We get conveyancing in South Australia. You can trust in our Adelaide-based conveyancers to take care of your property transactions in SA.
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.
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.