When should I speak to a lawyer?

Most often when you buy and sell property the first thing you will do is find a real estate agent to assist you in that process.  Unless you have used a lawyer before, thinking about your conveyancing is often one of the last things on your mind.

It is a good idea to think about who might assist you with your conveyancing as early as possible.  If you have used a lawyer before you might want to get in touch with them to say that you are going through this process so that they can be aware and ready to assist you.  If you haven’t used a lawyer before it is a good idea to have a look around at who would be able to assist you.

Having a lawyer look over a contract before you sign on the dotted line is really important because there are some key rights and obligations right on signing that are crucial.  If you do not get to see a lawyer beforehand that is ok, all is not lost, and there are still some limited circumstances where you can get out of a contract if you decide that you have made the wrong decision.

If you have further questions about engaging a lawyer to assist in the conveyancing process or require preliminary advice before you sign your contract, please contact our office on (07) 3343 9522 or (07) 5446 1745 or through our contact us service here.