Streamline the purchase and or sale of your property with conveyancing online
We offer no obligation hassle-free online conveyancing quotes for the sale or purchase of your property.
Buying or Selling Your Property
Buying or selling your property is an exciting time. Here at Duffy & Simon we have a committed conveyancing team, here to help you. Our services include (but are not limited to):
- Buying and selling
- Subdividing Land
- Updating a title
- Registering or changing an easement
Duffy & Simon Conveyancing Team in Pakenham
We are a team with in-depth knowledge of buying and selling real estate, that is unmatched in the region. We have helped our clients with selling and purchasing of residential, commercial, industrial and rural properties. You can see who we are at our ‘The Team’ page here.
Online Conveyancing Quote
To help streamline the process we have implemented a hassle-free no obligation online conveyancing quoting platform. This enables a better and more transparent process for you the buyer and or seller. The process is simple and easy; click through to our online form below. There you will go through a series of questions. After you have answered all of the questions you will be given an instant quote (yes, it really is that simple).
Simply go HERE to access the online conveyancing quote form.
Still need to find out more information about conveyancing or our online conveyancing form, give us a call 03 5941 1622 .
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We invite you to fill out this short form to obtain an instant obligation free conveyancing quote for your sale or purchase conveyancing fees.
The team here at Duffy & Simon are here to help you streamline the process and take the hassle away from you. Located in Pakenham we are your local trusted conveyancing team.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Section 32 Statement: Do I Need One?
Each person or entity that wishes to enter into a contract for the Sale of Land in Victoria must disclose to the purchaser certain things relating to that land. This is referred to as a Section 32 Statement.
This document will set out for a potential purchaser details relating to the property, including identifying easements on the property, listing services connected to the property, detailing improvements made to that property by the owner and also disclosing planning controls and notices attaching to that property.
It is important for a vendor wishing to sell their property to fully understand their obligations of disclosure, and to ensure that a Section 32 Statement prepared on their behalf lists all matters required to be disclosed. Failure to disclose required matters in a Section 32 Statement can result in the purchaser avoiding the contract or seeking damages from the owner after settlement of the property has occurred.
Likewise, it is equally important that the proposed purchaser understands what is contained in a Section 32 Statement, and also what additional steps they are required to take to satisfy themselves as to the nature of the property that they are purchasing.
What is electronic or e-Conveyancing?
With the advancement of technology each aspect of the conveyancing process, including VOI > Searches/Certificates > Contract > Signing> Exchange > Settlement, can all now be completed electronically. You are engaging in electronic or e-Conveyancing when you complete any part of the process electronically.
Duffy & Simon are industry leaders in the introduction and implementation of all aspect of e-Conveyancing. We offer a range of innovative technologies that enables our clients to transact in the most efficient and effective means available, creating a higher level of confidence and security at the same time as simplifying the process for our clients.
With reduced paperwork and postage the potential for delays and errors is dramatically reduced. Settlement and lodgement of an electronic conveyance occurs simultaneously potentially reducing the settlement timeframe from months or weeks to just days. Funds are transferred electronically without the need for costly bank cheques and clearance times and greatly reduces the potential for fraud.
What is Verification of Identity (VOI)?
Verification of Identity (VOI) is an identification process that supports the e-Conveyancing compliance framework. All lawyers and conveyancers are required by the electronic conveyancing governing bodies ARNECC (Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council) and the Registrar of Titles to comply with certain requirements in order to transact electronically on behalf of their clients.
These requirements include formally verifying the identity of their clients (VOI) and holding a signed authority called a Client Authorisation. Your VOI once carried out is valid for a period of two (2) years and must be stored by your Lawyer or conveyancer for seven (7) years.
There are many ways to carry out a VOI and Duffy & Simon offers a VOI solution to suit your individual needs, ranging from in-house electronic application, a mobile VOI agent that can come to your home or office or even a ‘face-time’ mobile app should you be overseas or interstate. You will need to produce original documentation for your VOI similar to a 100 ID.
Do I have to Use My Estate Agent’s Conveyancer?
The short answer is no.
Often clients will feel that they have to use the conveyancer that their real estate agent recommends. This is not the case, and often the real estate agent has a referral fee arrangement in place for each client that is referred to that conveyancer.
When selecting the right firm to handle the conveyancing of your property, it is important to understand the difference between a firm of conveyancers and a law firm. Importantly, lawyers are best placed to provide guidance on the conveyancing process, and to interpret and advise on issues relating to the transaction. If a legal issue arises under a contract, a conveyancer is not able to proffer legal advice, and it will be necessary to engage the services of a lawyer for that purpose, adding to the cost and complexity of the transaction.
At Duffy & Simon, our conveyancing team is made up of experienced Property Lawyers together with qualified conveyancers, who work together to streamline the conveyancing transaction.