The process

Buying with Bertram & Co - For the purchaser

buying with bertram and co

Request a contract from the Agent.

Contract is checked by a Registered Conveyancer.

Conduct ordering of Statutory Searches and Conveyancer will advise you in relation to any Encumbrances, Easements or Agreements.

Advise you in relation to property insurance.

Authority forwarded to Purchaser to complete which advises you in relation to purchasing as Tenants in Common or Joint Tenants.

Calculation of rates and taxes.

Preparation of settlement statement showing figures required to settle.

Preparation of Legal Transfer document together with relevant forms to transfer the property.

Advise if any Stamp Duty concessions are available to you.

Advise in relation to the First Home Owners Grant.

Co-ordinate banks, including keeping track of your loan and progress to settlement.

Co-ordinate settlement with vendor's conveyancer.

Attend settlement on your behalf.

Notify governments departments of your change in ownership.


Selling with Bertram & Co - For the Vendor

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Selling a home or investment property requires the preparation of a legal contract for the sale.

The contract is usually based on a standard printed form and should contain all of the terms of sale, including the price, as negotiated between the seller and the buyer.
Often the contract will also include additional conditions, called "special conditions", required by either the seller or the buyer.

Contracts are usually prepared by your real estate agent. However, conveyancers also prepare contracts and are trained and skilled in drafting special conditions.

Should you wish to discuss your contract with your real estate agent prior to signing, your conveyancer will be happy to assist

Bertram & Co can advise and assist you on matters including:

  • Your legal obligations including your Insurance responsibilities
  • Understanding special conditions or "subject to" clauses
  • The buyers cooling off rights
  • Your rights to withdraw from the sale
  • Circumstances in which a party can avoid settlement
  • Calculation of adjustments of rates and taxes
  • Preparation of adjustment and settlement statements
  • Discharge any mortgage liabilities
  • Payment of outstanding property accounts
  • Change of ownership notifications.