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When it comes to buying or selling one of life’s biggest assets, it goes without saying that you want a smooth and successful process. The Conveyancing Team at Coutts has over 25 years experience in the stress-free, seamless buying & selling of properties across New South Wales and interstate.
Step 1: Talk To Us
Reach out to Coutts Lawyers via our website, phone, or in person for a consultation on how we can help you sell your property stress-free!
Step 2: Get a Quote
No Bill Shock. Know exactly what your stress-free conveyancing will cost from start to finish.
Step 3: We Get to Work. You Relax!
At Coutts, our objective is the seamless sale of your property, stress-free! We’ll get to work, you organise the furniture truck and let us take care of settlement.
Navigating Interstate Property Transactions
Although purchasing or selling property can at times be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can also at times be stressful or overwhelming. If you choose to buy or sell property outside of New South Wales, this process can be even more complicated. This is because there may be different rules or processes that you and your lawyer need to be aware of in order to comply with.
At Coutts, we have considerable experience with interstate property transactions, and we can assist you with conveyancing in the following states and territories:
Buying or Selling in Queensland (QLD)
Selling in Queensland is very different to New South Wales. We can assist you with understanding the Queensland process and advise you of any transfer duty concessions you may be entitled to. In Queensland, most contracts are entered into on a conditional basis and time is of the essence with completion. This emphasises the importance of being able to comply with the strict time frames that are posed and getting correct legal advice. Here at Coutts, we will help you through that step by step process, allowing you to complete it as soon as possible with minimal stress.
Buying or Selling in Victoria (VIC)
The conveyancing process in Victoria is similar to Queensland, however with some key differences. An understanding of these differences is integral to the avoidance of unnecessary risk associated with Victorian purchases. We will be able to help you understand the process in Victoria, by taking you step by step through the Contract to assist your understanding of your obligations and liabilities.
Buying or Selling in South Australia (SA)
In South Australia, an understanding of the process and the documents you must provide are equally important. In addition to a Contract, a seller is also required to provide a vendor statement. The Vendor statement needs to include the correct information and searches. Without this information, Contracts cannot become unconditional. We can assist with the preparation or review of these documents.
Buying or Selling in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
When purchasing in other states, you purchase the title to a property. This is not the case in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Instead, all property ownership is leasehold, where you are granted a 99-year lease to the property instead of title. As a result, there are many differences which it is important you are aware of when purchasing and at Coutts, we can help with this.
Buying or Selling in Western Australia (WA)
Similar to NSW, Western Australian residential property transactions must take place on an electronic conveyancing portal, such as PEXA. In Western Australia, there is no legislative requirement for a cooling off period to apply to contracts for sale of land. The transaction also takes place through an ‘offer and acceptance’ type process. It is important to ensure you obtain legal advice prior to signing any contracts, as mentioned above there is no legal requirement for a cooling off period.
Buying or Selling in Northern Territory (NT)
When buying or selling in the Northern Territory, you can do so by auction or private treaty. In a private treaty sale, you are allowed 4 business days to cool off from the sale. With Auctions, as in all states, there is no cooling off period, but in the Northern Territory, there are also no conditions. The settlement period for a Northern Territory Contract is typically between 30-90 days. As the Northern Territory is not involved in the online PEXA network, Settlements in the Northern Territory take place by paper.
Buying or Selling in Tasmania (TAS)
*Tasmania is the only state in which we are unable to assist our clients. Although we are able to refer you to someone suitable if you are looking at selling or purchasing.
In Tasmania, buyers are not covered by any conditions in the Contract unless they are requested. The contracts are a simplistic sale contract that outlines the terms of the sale. Similar to the Northern Territory, settlement takes place by paper as Tasmania is not involved in the PEXA network. It is important to note there are no cooling off periods in Tasmania, so it is important to seek advice prior to signing the contract.
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Meet Adriana, The Managing Partner at Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers, and the head of our esteemed Property and Commercial Law teams. With over twenty years of expertise, Adriana’s profound experience has fostered unwavering trust among her clients and solidified her esteemed standing within the Macarthur community. Her stature as an authority in Property and Commercial law is well-established.
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Interstate Conveyancing FAQ’s
Property transactions can vary significantly between states and territories due to differences in contract structures, cooling-off periods, and settlement processes. It’s essential to be aware of these variations when buying or selling property outside of New South Wales.
Coutts has extensive experience in handling property transactions in several states, including Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, Western Australia, and the Northern Territory. Our team can guide you through the specific requirements and processes in each region, ensuring a smooth transaction.
Transfer duty concessions and exemptions can differ from state to state. We can advise you on whether you’re eligible for any concessions and help you navigate the necessary paperwork to claim them.
Settlement processes can vary by state, and some regions may still use paper-based settlement methods. We can guide you through the specific settlement requirements in your chosen state, ensuring a successful property transfer.
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