Wyatts Are Your Conveyancing Lawyers
Wyatts offers professional conveyancing services for property buyers, sellers and developers. We help with complex property law matters including property transfer, commercial & retail leases, and “off the plan” & retirement village purchases.
Do you need help with a company or strata title?
Are you buying or selling a property?
Do you need assistance with a commercial lease?
Are you thinking about buying an “off the plan” property?
Are you wanting to transfer a property to a family member or spouse?
Are you a builder or developer looking for legal advice?
Wyatts provides a full suite of conveyancing services for individuals and businesses. From buying or selling, to assisting developers, we are here to help complete your project with ease.
Seemingly simple property purchases can often be stressful, and sometimes unexpected complications can occur. That is why our property conveyancing lawyers are committed to ensuring that your transaction takes place smoothly. Our goal is to make the process as easy for you as possible, while ensuring that your legal rights are upheld, and your interests are protected.
Importantly, Wyatts lawyers have the experience and dedication to assist you with complex property law matters, including property transfers, commercial and retail leases, “off the plan” purchases, and buying into a retirement village.
Wyatts clears your path so that you can move forward with ease
Our highly-qualified and dedicated team has more than 150 years of combined experience – so you know that you will have the best people by your side. At Wyatts, our commitment is to offer every client a comprehensive, personalised and attentive service. You will always be more than a “case number”.
If you are looking for a conveyancing lawyer to provide you with a comprehensive and personalised service, please call Wyatts today on 1800 773 880 or contact us using our online form.
Protect your interests and progress with confidence
Wyatts can help with a broad range of property conveyancing matters:
Buying a Property is both exciting and daunting. Working with a committed conveyancing lawyer can make the process much easier, and you can be rest assured that your interests are protected. Wyatts will:
- Provide you with the information you need to help you through the buying or auction process
- Review the contract of sale, negotiate the terms of the contract (including the retention of certain fittings and fixtures)
- Prepare any contract amendments
- Coordinate with real estate agents, banks and mortgage brokers
- Work with the sellers’ conveyancing lawyers
- Provide relevant legal advice concerning pest & building inspections
- Provide legal advice about the cooling off period, settlement period and the implications and rights associated with signing the contract and paying the deposit
- Review and explain any strata levies and by-laws
First Home Buyers: The NSW Government offers a First Home Buyers grant to help eligible first home owners purchase a new house or build their own home – for occupation or investment. Wyatts can determine your eligibility, and can provide you with legal advice throughout the grant application and home buying process.
Buying into a Retirement Village: Wyatts can do the legal “leg work” required to determine the reputation of the retirement village or aged-care operator. Our lawyers can ensure that all information and legal documentation has been provided, so that you can make an informed decision. They can also review the contract, and provide information and advice about ongoing fees and charges, regulations and departure fees. Wyatts can also assist you if you find yourself in a dispute with the retirement village or aged-care facility.
Buying “Off the Plan”: There are a number of risks associated with buying a property off the plan. However, with the right legal advice, you can be assured that you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our conveyancing lawyers will review the contract of sale, and discuss any by-laws or rules associated with living in the development. We will offer legal advice if the development is not completed, or if the developer makes any unauthorised or unlawful changes to the building. Importantly, we will ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities, not only with reference to the purchase of the property, but also with any ongoing management contracts or strata by-laws. In the instance that a dispute arises with the developer, Wyatts will represent you in mediation, or in a tribunal hearing or court proceeding.
Selling a property can be stressful, even when you are looking towards a brighter horizon. Wyatts conveyancing lawyers can:
- Prepare or review your contract of sale and discuss any conditions of the contract
- Provide legal advice on your responsibilities to disclose information about the property
- Coordinate with real estate agents and banks
- Work with the buyers’ conveyancing lawyers
- Ensure all documentation is complete and correct, including identification surveys, building certificates and home owners warranty insurance certificates where necessary
- Finalise settlement
- Provide legal support, including mediation, if a dispute with the buyer arises after settlement
Wyatts team of lawyers offer legal advice for property developers, landlords, investors, and corporate bodies – from small-scale through to multi-stage developments.
With expertise, professionalism and commitment, we can:
- Prepare and review development and construction contracts
- Provide legal assistance with
- subdivisions, easements, land acquisition and compensation
- “off the plan” and proposed lot sales
- the development of detached houses, townhouses, strata units and apartments, retail shopping centres, aged care facilities, industrial complexes and office buildings
- property structures, joint ventures and partnerships, project management agreements, and other commercial law matters
- Assist with transfer duty and land tax matters
- Prepare and review management agreements
Strata Titles: A range of property types can exist under strata plans, including residential properties, commercial and retail premises, serviced apartments, retirement villages, and caravan parks. While a strata title allows an individual to own part of a property (e.g. apartment or townhouse), shared ownership of common property (e.g. driveways, gardens, lobbies, hallways) is governed by a legal entity referred to as an owners’ corporation, body corporate, or strata company.
If you are purchasing a strata titled property, then it is important that you understand the strata by-laws, and that you are certain as to your rights and responsibilities as a member of a strata scheme. Wyatts can help you understand your strata arrangements by providing legal advice concerning strata by-laws and building management agreements. We also offer legal assistance, such as mediation, if a strata title dispute arises.
Company Titles: Prior to 1961, the most common way of managing the ownership of common property was via a “company title”. This title required the formation of a company that held legal ownership of the building, including private residential units. Residents obtained their right to live in the building by purchasing shares in the company, and these shares entitled them to exclusive use of their unit/apartment, and to access common property.
If you are selling a property that exists under a company title, Wyatts can prepare a Deed of Sale of shares in the company title. Our lawyers can also advise and act on the purchase of a company title property.
An attentive and professional conveyancing service is required if you are transferring a property to a family member, spouse, or estate beneficiary. A part of a family law matter, we can also assist if a property is being transferred as part of settlement following a divorce or separation.
Wyatts offer the following:
- Preparation of transfer documents
- Advice as to the effects of transfer
- Legal advice about stamp duty
- Preparation of applications or legal agreements for stamp duty exemptions
- Efficient settlement by working closely with all parties
- Finalisation of settlement
There are a number of reasons why homeowners choose to refinance a property. It may be to take advantage of lower interest rates, consolidate debt, or reduce repayments. Wyatts conveyancing lawyers can:
- Provide legal advice prior to refinancing a mortgage
- Provide legal advice about any discharge costs or early repayment fees
- Discuss any mortgage costs, application fees, and legal costs associated with refinancing
- Coordinate with the discharging mortgagee
- Coordinate with the new mortgagee
Wyatts offer a suite of commercial and business conveyancing services, alongside other commercial law services. As our lawyers have a breadth of expertise, we can tailor a range of commercial, workplace and conveyancing services to support your business.
Commercial and Retail Leases & Commercial Conveyancing:
- Drafting retail and commercial leases
- Reviewing and advising on existing leases
- Negotiation of the terms of a commercial lease
- Assist with the registration of a lease with the NSW Land Titles Office
- Providing legal advice to landlords about obtaining security on a lease
- Legal advice about fit-out responsibilities held by the tenant and landlord
- Legal advice about general landlord responsibilities, including maintenance, access to common areas, strata levies, rules and guidelines
- Assistance with lease disputes, including mediation and representation at tribunal hearings
Buying and Selling a Business:
- Preparation of a contract for the sale of a business
- Assignment and transfer of a lease during the sale/purchase of business
- Assisting with the registration of business names, licences, trademarks and patents
- Registration of a lease
- Drafting commercial agreements, employment contracts, and supplier agreements
- Ensuring the protection of commercial assets
Wyatts are your Conveyancing Lawyers
Residential and commercial conveyancing can be complex and it is vital that you have high-quality legal advice. Our specialised team of lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to assist you in buying or selling a property, or in developing a site. Our lawyers also have the determination and skill to represent you during mediation or litigation in a tribunal or court. Our resolve is to secure your future by obtaining the best possible outcome.