BRISBANE & QUEENSLAND
Jim’s Conveyancing Queensland is delighted to be offering conveyancing services state wide.
Queensland is Australia’s sunshine state with a vast and unique variety of property on offering. Our expert conveyancing lawyer franchisees are thoroughly trained to look after all types of property transactions from water front mansions with marina berths to regional farm land.
Our Queensland team aim to make the conveyancing process stress free and enjoyable for you. They are conveyancing lawyer experts who are passionate about enhancing your conveyancing experience by providing exceptional customer service.
Jim’s Conveyancing franchisees are all lawyers and go through the most stringent assessment process and are highly trained before becoming a Jim’s Conveyancing franchise owner. Unlike any other law firm, our franchisees have a team of property and legal experts who are able to support our clients to ensure the best possible outcome in every situation.
What Services Do We Provide?
We offer all types of conveyancing services including:
- Farming development
- Purchasing land or units off-the-plan
- Mortgage guarantor advice
- Subdivision lodgments and property
- Pre-purchase contract advice
- Business sales and purchases
Above and Beyond
Other conveyancing lawyers will assist you to complete paperwork and attend settlement but we go well beyond that. The process of buying or selling can be incredibly stressful if you don’t have the right team behind you. Our franchisees are typically available after hours and even on weekends to assist you through the process. This means you can reach us when you actually need us!
If you are buying property in Queensland Jim’s Conveyancing offers a pre-purchase contract review. This is a 30 minute telephone conference where we take you through the contract page by page. We identify any issues in the contract and provide you with the necessary tools to be able to negotiate your offer better with the real estate agent. Our pre-purchase contract review is about making you feel comfortable with your legal rights and obligations prior to signing the contract of sale.
To help protect you further we also recommend title insurance. Title Insurance protects you from Unknown Risks. For example those risks which have been disclosed to you by the Seller in the contract or that have come to your attention by a building inspector are not covered by Title Insurance. Those risks, which are Unknown Risks and have not been bought to your attention would be covered by Title Insurance.
Where are our franchisees and where do they operate?
Queensland is a beautiful and diverse state with many thriving regional centres. Jim’s Conveyancing offers services in Ipswich, Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Gympie, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Surfers Paradise, Townsville and Cairns as well as all other regional towns in Queensland.
We have expertise in Conveyancing Brisbane and metropolitan areas such as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast as well as property law expertise in small regional and coastal towns.
What is different about conveyancing in Brisbane and Queensland?
Jim’s Conveyancing Queensland will guide you through your transaction every step of the way. There is a general misconception that conveyancing in Queensland is a simple administrative process. This is far from accurate. It is critical to have a professional who is available and experienced to handle your conveyancing needs. So much can and does go wrong and we offer you the best legal support and solutions!
Interstate or overseas buyers and sellers are often very confused with the Brisbane Conveyancing process. Unlike other states in Australia, the real estate agent prepares the contract of sale in Queensland. It is important to get your Queensland conveyancing lawyer involved early to ensure your rights and needs are protected especially where you require special conditions to be inserted into the contract.
Queensland contracts do not contain as much disclosure compared with contracts from other states. The onus is on the buyer to do their due diligence, usually by way of searches through their conveyancing lawyer. It is important to know exactly what searches to undertake. For example if you are buying a house on land we strongly recommend that you undertake a council building record search. This search provides information about any permits and certificate of final inspections that have issued for the property. Illegal building works are very common and home buyers could be forced to pull down or rectify illegal structures and become legally liable for any injuries caused to visitors or tradespeople who suffered injury as a result of the illegal building.
Many interstate buyers think its common practice to pay a 10% deposit. During our pre-purchase contract review we explain to our clients that there is no minimum requirement for a deposit in Queensland. It is not uncommon to see a $1,000 – $5,000 deposit on a $500,000 property. Your deposit money is your risk money. If for some reason you fail to settle the transaction the seller can keep your deposit and sue you for damages. So when negotiating the deposit payment with the real estate agent we always recommend to keep it as low as possible but still attractive enough to the seller.
In Queensland we are fortunate to have a 5 working day cooling off period, except in a number of circumstances including when you buy at auction date. Calculating this 5 day cooling off period and working out your rights to exit a contract, including under finance and building inspection clauses can be difficult. Many buyers believe they can exit under a finance or inspection clause to find out when it’s too late that the clause in the contract is biased towards the vendor and restricts them. It is critical to receive the right advice in this.
Queensland’s Office Of State Revenue offers a number of concessions on stamp duty. We have experts in this area including all related party transactions, SMSFs, companies and trusts, family members, gifting property and asset protection transfers. These are extremely specialised transactions and the right advice could save you thousands now or in the future. Please mention you wish to speak to a related party expert when you call us or complete an online form.