Why would I choose lawyers over settlement agents for my residential property settlement?
Often settlements involve unexpected difficulties, for example as a result of differences between the parties about the agreed chattels to be purchased with the property or the state or condition of any fixtures. If a lawyer is acting for you, they can quickly give you legal advice about your position and help you resolve the issues so the settlement runs smoothly and on time. Settlement agents are not entitled to give you legal advice and will not generally get involved in any differences/disputes between the parties. Your settlement although you might think it was going to be cheaper could end up costing you more than you bargained for. Our rates for property settlements are more attractive than you may realise. Ask us for a fixed fee no obligations quote.
Note also that if you are buying or selling a property, we can also help in reviewing the offer document that a real estate agent wrote up to check that you are properly protected.