Buying or selling a house or other property can be a stressful process, and having a property conveyancer on board is often crucial to ensure a smooth and stress-free transaction.

Our Property Conveyancing Services in Darwin and surrounding areas help buyers in the Territory save time, paperwork and money.

There are many moving parts that all need to fall into line for settlement to take place.

  • The Seller’s bank often needs to clear the mortgage
  • The Buyer needs to prepare a number of reports and arrange finance with their bank
  • Stamp duty needs to be paid and settlement needs to be agreed with multiple parties.

Our Property Lawyer (Lucy Zhao, Local Conveyancer) provides professional conveyancing services and can help minimise stress for both buyers and sellers.

  • Lucy specialises in property conveyancing in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and all other locations in the Northern Territory.
  • Lucy works hard to harmonise all the moving parts to make every transaction as easy as possible for her clients.

In addition to the services offered by other solicitors, Lucy can advise buyers and sellers on all legal issues affecting property in the Territory.

We offer all of this at an affordable fixed price of $1,500 + GST so there are no surprises.

Expert Legal Advice and Conveyancing Services
in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine and Alice Springs

We provide advice on a range of property law services including:

  • Leasing
  • Commercial conveyancing
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Advice on NT specific property law
  • Mortgages and Loans
  • Intellectual Property licence
  • Trademark application
  • Advice on Intellectual Property issues

Fixed Fee Conveyancer Darwin

Wherever possible, we seek to offer a range of fixed fees for property law matters. We expect that we can complete the specific matters described below at the fixed fee mentioned. This fixed fee arrangement is based on simple matters, not involving lengthy negotiations. In the event that fixed fees are not appropriate for your matter, we will let you know in advance.

Conveyance of Residential Land $1500
Conveyance of Commercial Land $2500
Lease of Commercial Premises $2200
Assignment of Lease $1200
Extension of Lease $1200
Surrender of Lease $1200
Mortgage of Land $1500
Advice on the registerability of NT LTO Form $800
Trademark Application $1000
The above fixed fees are exclusive of GST and disbursements

How do professional conveyancing services work in Darwin?

Conveyancing is the process of transferring property ownership from one party to another. As property lawyers, and conveyancers, we know that conveyancing in Darwin can be a complex and time-consuming process.
Expert legal advice is often required for the sale and transfer of all real estate. can be completed by conveyancers.

Our conveyancers and property lawyers usually:

  • Prepare and exchange contracts of sale
  • Do searches on land titles and caveats
  • Obtain certificates
  • Arrange and attend settlement
  • Exchange of documents and receipt of settlement funds

Can I do the conveyancing myself?

If you complete conveyancing on your own, you will not be covered by the same insurance as conveyancers or lawyers.

How to choose the right Conveyancer and Commercial Property Transaction Services in the Northern Territory?

Check if your conveyancing agent or property lawyer is Northern Territory (NT) licensed and has professional indemnity insurance in place for your safety.
You can find out if this is the case by contacting your local Licensing NT office or the Law Society (NT).

How long does property conveyancing take in Darwin?

The property conveyancing process typically takes 4-6 weeks from start to finish. There are numerous factors that can delay this process.

What is the difference between commercial property transactions and residential transactions?

  • Risk Factors
    Commercial Conveyancing involves higher risk compared to residential conveyancing.
  • Additional Considerations
    Commercial transactions require consideration of additional factors such as

    • GST treatment
    • Land contamination
    • Zoning regulations
    • Lease conditions (especially for tenanted investments)
  • Due Diligence
    Thorough due diligence is essential to investigate the property and any potential issues that may affect the seller’s ability to transfer title or the buyer’s rights to use the property.
  • Legal Representation
    Engaging a solicitor is crucial in both types of transactions, but in commercial transactions, they can include clauses specific to your property and the sale or purchase agreement.

Property Law – Glossary Terms and Definitions

Conveyancing Services

  • Leasing: Contractual arrangement for renting property.
  • Commercial Conveyancing: Legal assistance for commercial property transactions.
  • Residential Conveyancing: Legal assistance for residential property transactions.
  • Mortgages and Loans: Financial agreements for property purchase.
  • Intellectual Property (IP) licence: Legal rights for intangible creations.
  • Trademark application: Registering a symbol or word for brand protection.

Fixed Fee Conveyancer Darwin

  • Conveyance of Residential Land: Transfer of ownership for residential property.
  • Conveyance of Commercial Land: Transfer of ownership for commercial property.
  • Lease of Commercial Premises: Renting commercial property.
  • Assignment of Lease: Transferring lease rights.
  • Extension of Lease: Prolonging lease duration.
  • Surrender of Lease: Voluntarily terminating a lease.
  • Mortgage of Land: Securing a loan against property.

Property Conveyancing Process

  • Insurance Coverage: Protection against errors or negligence during conveyancing.
  • Northern Territory Licensing: Checking for NT licensing and insurance of conveyancers or property lawyers.
  • Duration of Conveyancing: Typical timeframe for property transfer processes in Darwin.

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