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Friendly, Affordable Legal Conveyancing in Newcastle

At Woodgate Lawyers in Newcastle, we’re well aware of financial stakes involved in braving the property market these days. That’s why we like to be transparent about our fees, and aim to make our legal conveyancing services affordable for everyone. With each conveyance, we’ll even offer to set up wills for two at no extra cost.

Residential property purchases

Our fees – Woodgate Lawyers costs: $1,175.00 (including our disbursements and GST)

Estimate of additional charges by other parties

When buying a property, your bank or lender might require you to provide:

  • Combined building and pest report: $495.00 (or arrange your own reports)
  • Council Building Certificate: appr. $225.00
  • Property survey: appr. $500.00
  • Strata report (if buying a Strata Unit): appr. $320.00
  • Property enquiries: depending on requirements appr. $250.00 – $500.00.

These can include:

    1. Water Rates Certificate
    1. Roads & Traffic Authority
    1. AGL (Gas)
    1. Education Department
    1. Energy Australia
    1. TransGrid
    1. Council Rates Certificate
    1. State Rail
    1. Mine Subsidence Board
    1. ATO – Land Tax Certificate

We’ll explain all the various enquiries so you can decide which ones are appropriate for your property. Stamp Duty (a State Government tax), which is usually the greatest cost associated with your purchase, is payable on the contract.

The amount payable depends on the purchase price of the property. Some first home buyers may be exempt from Stamp Duty or entitled to a discount, and our experts will be happy to advise you on any of these issues.

Residential property sales

Our fees – Woodgate Lawyers costs: $1,095.00 (including our disbursements and GST)

Estimate of additional charges by other parties

You’ll very likely have to pay for other costs associated with the sale of a property. To help with your budgeting, we can give you estimates of these charges by other parties. For instance , it’s a legal requirement that any person undertaking the sale of a residential property must prepare a proposed contract, and have it available for intending buyers to look at. This contract must include:

  • Council s149(2) Certificate: $53.00
  • Sewer Diagram: $25
  • Titles Searches: approx. $100.00

We’ll help you calculate all of your conveyancing costs
just call us on 02 4957 1666.