When dealing with estate matters after a loved one’s passing, it’s likely that you’ll have to deal with a process called probate. Understanding the role of a probate lawyer can help you to get the process done smoother and quicker, and avoid many pitfalls and headaches. A probate lawyer, also known as an estate lawyer,… Continue reading What Is a Probate Lawyer and What Do They Actually Do?
There are a few legal terms that fly around when it comes to purchasing a property including the most common term ‘section 32’. What is a ‘section 32’? A Section 32 is a written statement the vendor must sign and give to a purchaser before a contract of sale is signed. The vendor statement must… Continue reading What is a ‘Section 32’ Vendor Statement?
Going through a separation is always difficult, but with many life changes taking place ahead of the fresh start to come, it’s a also a critical time to ensure your estate plan is either updated or put in place to protect your hard work and assets for the benefit of your chosen loved ones. If… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need a New Will And Estate Plan After Separation
It is possible for the deposit to be released to you prior to settlement So your property has sold, the buyer has paid a deposit – how do you access the deposit funds? Purchasers usually pay a 10% deposit at the time the contract is signed, or once their finance has been approved, and these… Continue reading How to Have Your Deposit Released
Buying a property is a major financial investment. Whether it is your first home, an investment property or one of several properties in your portfolio, the commitment and impact of signing on the dotted line is not to be underestimated. How do I make an offer? Once you have decided on a property you would… Continue reading How to Make an Offer on a Property
You can write your own will without a lawyer but why take the risk? If the law is not followed, your will may be deemed invalid by the court and unenforceable, or it may be so unclear or improperly drafted that a court may have to decipher your intentions, incurring additional and unnecessary legal expenses… Continue reading Anyone Can Write Their Own Will – So Why Use a Lawyer? The Pitfalls of DIY Wills
Know your budget Before you pound the pavement in search of your dream property, the first step is to meet with a reputable mortgage broker or bank for pre-approval of finance. This is essential to determine the amount you can borrow, the deposit you will need and your final budget. Can I rely on ‘pre-approval’?… Continue reading Financing Your Property Purchase