This page relates to New South Wales conveyancing. Get a conveyancing quotation for Victoria.
Most people prefer to obtain an upfront fixed fee quotation as well as details of the out-of-pocket expenses (or disbursements).
We usually charge:
- Residential property sale and purchase – $1,200.00 plus GST and disbursements (for existing residences)
- Vacant land purchase and sale – $1,000.00 plus GST and disbursements
- Off-the-plan residential purchase – $1,300.00 plus GST and disbursements (for residences yet to be constructed), or $1,100.00 plus GST and disbursements (for vacant land). These usually require considerably more work than the first two categories above.
We reserve the right to provide a different quotation if the scope of the work is unusual, if the property is held by company title or old system title, or if the property is acquired by a self-managed superannuation fund or a custody trustee.
Non-residential properties, including farming properties, commercial properties, hotels, and development land, are individually quoted.
On rare occasions, disputes occur. If a dispute does occur, and results in more than an hour’s work, the additional work will be separately charged at an hourly rate. We also charge separately, at an hourly rate, for non-routine taxation advice, including advice on capital gains tax, stamp duty, and land tax including land tax clearances.
In New South Wales, agents are prohibited from listing a property for sale unless they hold a contract. We charge professional costs of $300.00 plus GST and the cost of the certificates (usually $450.00) to prepare a listing contract and send it to the agent. If we are not instructed by the agent to submit a contract to a purchaser, this is all we will charge. If the sale proceeds, the initial cost will be deducted from the final account.
Disbursements on a sale of land include documents that are required to be attached to the contract, including a title search, planning certificate, drainage diagram, and minor miscellaneous disbursements, and these usually attract a fee of $250.00. If you instruct us to obtain a building certificate from the council, or are required to take out homeowners’ warranty insurance, these will incur additional expenses.
Disbursements for a purchase include stamp duty and fees associated with enquiries to Land Registry Services (LRS – previously the Titles Office or LPI) and other authorities (e.g. local council and water authorities) from which we may need to seek information. In some instances, we recommend that the purchaser obtain a building certificate, which usually costs $250.00. Searches, excluding stamp duty, LRS fees, and a building certificate normally cost $250.00 plus GST.
There are some stamp duty concessions for newly constructed homes. Contact us if you believe you might be eligible.
If settlement takes place outside the Albury/Wodonga area and a settlement agent is engaged, their fees are additional and are approximately $55.00 plus GST.
For more information, click on the following:
Contact a member of our conveyancing team to arrange a consultation and get a definite quotation. We will email the quotation to you after discussing your transaction.
NSW Office of State Revenue – Stamp Duty Calculator [External Link]
NSW Land Registry Services – Fees [External Link]