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When finding the right conveyancing firm, you are faced with a lot of options.
Conveyancers, solicitors, companies, freelancers, local firms - they all have something to offer and of course, each of them has its own differences.
So how do you really choose the right service? What are the things that you should look for? And what are the things that you should beware of? We'll put together a list to help you out in hunting so you can make an educated decision.
Find a conveyancing service with the following:
At LEAD, you get all of the above - fixed professional or legal fee, transparent costs, and great communication. Our team was formed with core values and a mission to make sure client expectations and our expectations are aligned and set even before we start a business relationship. We set their expectations and we are upfront with how we provide service and how much it costs.
When that is achieved, clients are satisfied.
Now, let's continue where we left off. Above, we discussed some points on what you should look for in a conveyancing service.
On the contrary, you should stay away from the following:
Absolute fixed fee - when someone quotes you only one price and they tell you that it's fixed, IT'S A LIE. The legal fee will always be the ONLY ONE that's fixed. Searches will always be an estimated price because it's an external cost coming from the council which they don't have any control on.
Hidden costs - you have the right to know all types of costs that you will be billed for. Any cost that is related to the service and will appear in your invoice should be declared and laid out in your quote. Each type of search should be enumerated, defined, and labelled with their corresponding prices.
Poor communication - you'll be able to see this when you check the company's client reviews. Customers will always exert the extra effort to write a review when they had a great experience. They will also exert even MORE effort to write a review if they had a BAD experience! And do you know what's common? Most companies or firms will be able to satisfy the 2 points mentioned above. However, only a few will be able to maintain great communication with constant updates. As a client, when you send an email and ask for updates, you expect a reply. When you pick up the phone or dial from your mobile, you expect to talk to your solicitor. If this is not the case and you see a list of unhappy clients talking about this, you better look around for other options.
When looking for options on cheap conveyancing companies and you compare the quotes side by side, you'll find that we have one of the most competitive prices out there.
Take note that this is comparing apples to apples, okay? You can't compare a conveyancer's quote to a property lawyer's quote because they are two different things and a lawyer clearly offers more value than a conveyancer.
So how are we able to provide professional legal services at a very cheap price? It's all about simplification of process and riding the waves of technology.
LEAD has taken advantage of today's resources. Technology is here to make our lives simpler and easier so having your business operations adapt to it will help you reduce costs. We also simplified our process by getting only property lawyers and only focusing on conveyancing. This way, we cut costs and in turn lower our rates to make it affordable for everyone.
It's no secret that a solicitor will always be a better choice over a conveyancer. If this is still a question for you, we'll talk about it in detail here.
So why is getting a solicitor over a conveyancer a wise decision? It's all about security and peace of mind.
These two work hand in hand. When you have security, you have peace of mind. If you want peace of mind, you should be secured. And you get both from a well-experienced property lawyer. When you decide to go with a conveyancer over a solicitor, it is more often than not, because of the price (which is just around 200-300 dollars). Here's why you won't get security and peace of mind from a conveyancer.
When disagreements arise in the transaction and conditions aren't met, the process gets complicated. A conveyancer won't be able to protect you legally. They will then recommend you get a lawyer. In the end, you will be spending more than what you should have in the first place and perhaps even way more than you could imagine. Why? Because it costs more money and a premium when you ask a lawyer to take over a messed up job especially when the settlement date is already less than 21 days ahead. Remember, there are dates that have to be met and each missed deadline equals huge penalties. You may save a little now but I bet you don't want to be always keeping your fingers crossed and hoping nothing complicated will happen while conveyancing is being done.
Cairns is a city on the east coast of Far North Queensland and is the 5th most populous of the state and 14th in Australia. Founded in 1876, it was named after Sir William Wellington Cairns who was the governor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877. It used to serve miners headed to the Hodgkinson River but was declined when an easier route was found from Port Douglas. It later became a railhead and major port for the export of gold, sugar cane, minerals, and agricultural goods from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland. Cairns is also a popular tourist destination due to its tropical climate, tropical rainforest, and one of the seven wonders of the world - the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns has a tropical monsoon climate. Its wet season with heavy downpours happens from November to May while the dry season runs from June to October with occasional light showers. The wettest town of Australia located in the Cairns region about 60 kilometres south of the city is Babinda. It has recorded an annual rainfall of over 4,200 mm. Summers are hot and humid while winters are warm, and occasional monsoonal activities in the wet season cause serious flooding of the Barron and Mulgrave Rivers which cut off-road and rail access to the city. Similar to most of North and Far North Queensland, Cairns is also susceptible to tropical cyclones that form between November and May. Cyclones that have been noted to affect the Cairns region are Cyclone Justin in 1997, Cyclone Rona in 1999, Cyclone Steve in 2000, Cyclone Abigail in 2001, Cyclone Larry in 2006, and Cyclone Yasi in 2011.
When buying a property in Cairns, you would want to consider things like amenities, attraction, tourism, transport, and the economy. Cairns is the major commercial centre for the Cape York Peninsula Regions and the Far North Queensland. It serves as a regional base for various government departments. Tourism also plays a major role in the Cairns economy. In fact, the Cairns region is the 4th most popular in Australia as a destination for international tourists after Toowoomba, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, according to Tourism Australia. A growing interest from the Chinese leisure market is also significant with regularly scheduled flights from cities in China such as Guangzhou and Shanghai. In 2013 alone, Cairns had 20,000 Chinese holidaymakers who flew in on chartered flights. With the city being near the Wet Tropics of Queensland, the Atherton Tableland, and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns became popular with its tour operators.
Several sizes of various shopping centres can also be found throughout Cairns. The two largest are Cairns Central shopping centre which is in the central business district, and Stockland Cairns which belongs to the Earlville suburb. In Westcourt, one of Cairns' oldest shopping centres has been remodelled to be the city's first Direct Factory Outlet or DFO. This is a group of discount shopping centres in Australia. They are normally huge-floor warehouse buildings with partitioned stores where retail outlets sell overproduction or previous seasons' stocks at lowered prices. Shopping centres were also built at Mount Sheridan, Smithfield, Redlynch, and Clifton Beach to service the needs of suburbs that are far from the city centre. As for the industry, the land around Cairns is still being used for farming sugar cane. The Mulgrave Sugar Mill can be found in Gordonvale while the Barron Gorge Hydroelectric Power Station is situated on the lower Barron River. These lands, however, are increasingly under pressure from new suburbs with the city's growth.
Recently, the Cairns economy is stumbling from the effects of the worldwide pandemic. Tourism arrivals have been decimated, the unemployment rate continually rising, and some indicators down in the range of 20-30%. The Cairns property market, however, continues to function but at lower volumes of sales but property prices are somehow generally holding at this stage.
The lack of buyer urgency and increased vendor uncertainty has resulted in significant reductions in both supply and demand. Over the two months since February of 2020, unit sales are down 27.5%, house sales are down 28.6%, and vacant land sales are down 22.5%. Over the two months, the overall market reduction is estimated at 27.8%. Cairns has also experienced a rise in rental vacancy levels in the past two months, specifically for units. For April 2020, the trend rental vacancy rates stand at 3.3% for units, 2.0% for houses, and 2.5% for the overall market. It is the financially stressed tenants and landlords in the ongoing economic situation that has disrupted Cairns' rental market. There is, however, an increase in rental supply availability due to Airbnb properties crossing over from holiday lettings to permanent rentals. Demand has also diminished as a result of the economic depression with young people leaving rental accommodation and moving back to their parents' homes.