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Caloundra is a beautiful coastal town in our amazing Sunshine Coast. If you are looking to purchase a property along the coastline of Caloundra then you should look at obtaining a Coastal Management Search. This search will tell you whether the property is located within a coastal management control district or an erosion prone area. You can access this search for free at:
If you are looking at a property in a low lying area then you should also consider obtaining a flood search to check if the property has historically flooded. The Sunshine Coast Council offer a free flood map service which can help you with this: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Community-Safety/Disasters/Disaster-Risks-Sunshine-Coast/Flooding/Property-maps
If your property has been built in recent decades then you should also consider obtaining a building records search to see if the property is council approved. If you find the property is not council approved after settlement it can be quite costly to rectify and the seller is not required to disclose if the property is council approved unless council have issued a notice to complete works on the property.
While the amount of disclosure you need to give a buyer when selling in Queensland is very limited compared to some of the other States it is important that you make sure to disclose what matters do affect the property. Before you sign a contract you should discuss your disclosure requirements with a solicitor to make sure you are not inadvertently giving the buyer more rights.
One of the biggest disclosures that are never made is for any encroachment onto or from the property. Encroachment is very common and can result in the buyer terminating the contract or claiming compensation from you before settlement. To determine if there has been encroachment on the property consider the following:
If you answer yes to any of the above, or if you feel the boundaries of the property no longer match the registered plans for the property, then you should organise for a survey of the property and enclose a copy of the correct survey with the contract. Ideally, you should also organise for the registered plans for the property to be updated with the correct area of the lot also. Either way, make sure to follow up your disclosure with a special condition drafted by your solicitor to protect you.
When you buy a property, conveyancing is needed to transfer the title ownership to your name. To do this, you have 3 options.
Properties are a huge investment for an individual. Yes, you can do it yourself but you probably won't have the time nor the expertise. On the other hand, although you can hire a conveyancer, they can only perform the process but cannot protect you legally. Your best option is a property lawyer. They can review and draft contracts and you're surely covered legally. Remember, it's your 6-figure investment on the line.
LEAD Conveyancing lawyers have the professional license to act on your behalf and can protect you even if the situation becomes complicated. When things go bad, it's best to have a property lawyer on your side.
Not all law firms are the same.
Some law firms have litigation lawyers, family lawyers, etc. They are expensive, costing you around the 25-hundred dollar mark. Some lawyers also charge by the hour or how many times you've called them.
So when you need conveyancing, look for a property lawyer. They go beyond just processing a title transfer and can provide advice on the contract. They can also amend and provide proper wording on your special conditions. Just like a trusted utility provider, you'll want a go-to firm for all your needs.
At LEAD, we represent our clients when:
When you buy a property, we scrutinise the documents to identify any risk. When you're selling, we structure your contract and tilt the document's wordings to your favour. When you need a title transfer, we represent both parties.
When you need electrical work done for a small property, will you hire an electrical engineer? Or just an electrician?
Exactly. You're not going to hire someone overqualified because that will cost you too much. In the same way, you won't get someone who's cheap with doubtful job quality. You want someone with a reasonable price and can deliver quality work. Ideally, lawyers specialising in property law are what you should be looking for.
Although doing conveyancing yourself is technically doable, it is not advisable as it is very risky.
Given that, you are left with either getting a conveyancer or a solicitor. What's the difference?
Yes, solicitors are more expensive by a difference of about one to two hundred dollars compared to a conveyancer. That's because they offer a wider scope of work. Conveyancers can't deal with legal issues. When issues related to clauses and
special conditions arise, don't find yourself stuck with a conveyancer. If the situation will require you to get a lawyer in the middle of the process, you'll end up spending more than what you should have.
Caloundra is the southernmost town and a coastal town on the Sunshine Coast Region in the southeast part of Queensland, in Australia.
Caloundra is 90 kilometres or 55.9 miles north of the Brisbane CBD or central business district. It is accessible from the Caloundra bus station and the Landsborough railway station, which is 21 kilometres away.
Caloundra has a list of heritage-listed sites, which include:
Caloundra is not purely defined, but the boundary used for census purposes by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the urban zone determined by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council (which was formerly the Caloundra City Council) almost exactly match. This region is surrounded roughly by the Mooloolah River and Rainforest Drive to the north, Currimundi Creek, Bruce Highway and Beerwah State Forest to the west, Bells Creek to the south, and the Pumicestone Passage and the ocean to the east. The CBD or central business district of the area is situated on Bulcock Street, Caloundra.
The Caloundra urban centre comprises of the following suburbs:
The Sunshine Coast Airport, located at Marcoola, services the region of the Sunshine Coast, including Caloundra. A smaller regional airport is also situated at Caloundra.
Sunbus Sunshine Coast, which operates the Caloundra bus station, services the suburbs of Caloundra. Bus routes 609, 607, 605, 603, 602, 600 connect Caloundra to Kawana Waters, Buderim, Maroochydore, and Landsborough.
On the Sunshine Coast line, Landsborough railway station has regular services to Brisbane on Roma Street railway station, operated by Queensland Rail. There are numerous bus companies delivering coach services from Caloundra to Brisbane Airport.
Since 1933, census populations have been recorded for the Caloundra urban centre. It is divided between the Caloundra South and Caloundra North statistical local areas, since the 2001 census. The drop between 1981 and 1986 shows an adjustment of the boundary with the urban centre of Kawana Waters.
Caloundra has a range of beaches that provide amenities to tourists and local residents.
Other attractions include Aussie World on Caloundra's outskirts, situated at the Glenview turnoff on the Bruce Highway. Also, the Corbould Park Racetrack which is home of Sunshine Coast Turf Club holds an important race meet with the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas and Listed Caloundra Cup during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.