Why LEAD Conveyancing Townsville?
“Congratulations! Your offer has been accepted.”, says the real estate agent. The next step is to get a conveyancer or solicitor to do your conveyancing
But how do you choose the right firm? Should you get a solicitor or a conveyancer?
Here's the answer. First, it is always a wise decision for a property buyer to choose a solicitor over a conveyancer. Why? Because a conveyancer has a limited scope of what he can do. Yes, a conveyancer is usually around a couple of hundred dollars cheaper and they can get you from point A to point B. However, it's the “in-between” that can cause costly issues and headaches. You don't have to spend a lot on a legal representation, though. Nowadays, you can get the services of a property lawyer at reasonable prices. Here are a few things you should be looking for:
- Fixed price - look for a firm that has a fixed professional fee. Searches will always be an estimated amount though so beware of absolute fixed price claims.
- Good reviews - customers will tell if they had an excellent or worst experience. Either of the two will help you make your decision.
- Great communication - one of the most important things you should look for is if a company can keep constant communication and always provide updates.
- Transparent costs - your quote should clearly lay out all costs, especially searches. It should state what they're for and their corresponding prices.
Our Townsville Conveyancing Services
Security. Peace of mind. Hassle-free.
These are possibly the three biggest things you will be expecting from your property lawyer. When you decide to go ahead with a solicitor, you have decided to spend reasonable (not cheap) money for your property.
In exchange, you expect a smooth successful transition from start to finish. Every step of the way, your solicitor
should be in control.
Security means you know that no matter how complicated the transaction may be, your solicitor has you legally covered. There may be back and forth with seller and buyer negotiations, document wording disagreements, non-fulfilment of stipulated conditions, not meeting deadlines, etc. This is the rigmarole version of conveyancing. When this happens, it's not a bed of roses.
Peace of mind goes hand in hand with security. When you have security, you have peace of mind. When the transaction gets complicated, you won't go spending sleepless nights worrying and thinking if the company you've chosen to represent can defend you and protect your interest. When you are with a quality solicitor, you know you're in good hands.
Hassle-free defines your whole experience. And that's actually one of the things you paid for. Since the whole process can really get messy, your solicitor is the one who should do the dirty work and you can go on your holiday sipping your piña colada.
At LEAD, we deliver all three and we have the best conveyancer
. And that is why more and more clients choose our firm because we know what our clients want and what our clients are paying for.
How we provide Cheap Conveyancing in Townsville
If you can simplify things and make use of efficient resources, there's no reason why you can't cut down on costs.
Cutting costs enables LEAD to provide quality property lawyer services at very affordable prices. Clients sometimes get surprised and tell us, “Wow! Your price is very competitive!”
That's because we make things simple. And if we can find the easiest, quickest, but still efficient way of running our operations, then adapt and apply it to our business model. Right now, LEAD has embraced 100% technology making use of today's resources - the internet, emails, smartphones, electronic documents, and electronic signatures. With this, we are able to reduce, if not get rid, of costs on paper copies, travel expenses, time wastage from back and forth document chasing, and costs on face to face appointments.
On top of this, LEAD has managed to keep excellent customer satisfaction through maintaining constant communication and client relationships.
Why do you need Conveyancing Solicitors in Townsville?
It's no argument that getting a conveyancing or property solicitor
over a conveyancer could be the wisest decision you'll ever make in your property transaction.
The only reason why some people would still choose a conveyancer is to save money
. It's usually just a difference of $100 - $300. It may be a lot of money for some and will be a significant amount to save when buying or selling a property. However, getting a solicitor for your legal representation ensures your interests will be protected no matter how complicated the situation may turn out.
Also, take note that the other party will also have someone to act on their behalf. Just try to imagine if things went sour and disagreements arise, and the opposite party hired a property lawyer to represent them. You, on the other hand, decided to go with a conveyancer. Can you imagine what will happen? In worst cases, you will have no choice but to find a lawyer to defend you even if you already paid the conveyancer. You'll be spending an amount more than what you have saved and even more than what you should have spent in the first place.
About Townsville City
Townsville is Australia's biggest urban centre which is north of the Sunshine Coast. It is a city located on the north-eastern coast of Queensland and is about 1,350 kilometres north of Brisbane and 350 kilometres south of Cairns
. This place has a tropical savanna climate with winter rainfall not as high as Cairns or anywhere in the eastern coastal tropics of Queensland. Typically, winter months are full of blue skies, warm days, and cool nights with some significant rainfall from time to time. It has an average of 91 rain days which fall from November to April - a six-month wet season. The wettest 24 hours recorded was on the 11th of January in 1998. It has been dubbed as the “Night of Noah” by residents of Townsville with rain falling mostly in a 12-hour period after dark. December is the warmest month of the year while July is the coolest month.
Townsville has a laid back tropical lifestyle with capital city comforts. With its diversity, resilience, lifestyle, and economic potential, Townsville is known as the second capital of Queensland. When it comes to the economy, the city has significant industries which include health and educational services, retail trade, government administration and defence, mining construction, manufacturing, and property and business services. The Townsville Hospital provides regional health services while its large Australian Defence Force community also influences the local economy. When looking for job vacancies, you can check out the council's job vacancies webpage
. Truly, Townsville is a prospering region with access to a wide range of world-class facilities, affordable housing, cutting edge health care, unique retailing, striking events and entertainment, dining spots, and a variety of outdoor recreation options.
Buying a Property in Townsville
Townsville is known as the “Capital of the North”. Offering a dynamic and cosmopolitan lifestyle, it is one of the fastest-growing regional centres of Australia and the largest city up north. After years of poor property price growth, Townsville is poised to become an investor's paradise. The vacancy rates went down from 4.3 per cent to 1.5 per cent which forced rents upward. The median rent increased by 30 dollars for a two-bedroom house and 18 dollars for a three-bedroom house. Signs are also pointing upward for the Townsville property market with over 25 billion dollars in investment on the horizon. The median house price in the Townsville regional council is said to increase to $345,000 in June of 2022, which translates to a cumulative growth of more than 10% in prices over the next three years.
One of the things people with interest to buy are looking for in a place is its attraction. Here are a few of the nicest things you can find in Townsville:
- The Strand - a 2.5 kilometre stretch along Cleveland Bay. A popular beachfront and a great spot for tourists and locals.
- Castle Hill - a pink granite monolith with 360-degree views from its peak, it is the city's most prominent landmark
- Magnetic Island - one of the best places to spot koalas in the wild, this is a rugged and rocky island with beautiful beaches, calm bays, and abundant wilderness.
- Billabong Sanctuary - home to native Aussie animals which include kangaroos, koalas, crocs, and wombats
- Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium - hosts more than 150 species of marine animals as well as different types of soft and hard corals
- Jezzine Barracks & the Army Museum North Queensland - showcases an overview of the region's military history and aboriginal heritage
- SS Yongala Dive - the spot where the SS Yongala sank in 1911 and laid undiscovered for almost 50 years until divers found it in 1958
Property Selling in Townsville
Some selling points for Townsville include architecture, parks, sports and recreation, cultures, events, and festivals. There are well-preserved old buildings in Townsville with some dating back to the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Notable ones can be found on Flinders street which is the oldest street.
- Townsville Post Office - built in 1886 with a clock tower
- Australian Joint Stock Bank - was built in 1887-88
- Tattersalls Hotel - built as early as 1864
- Bank of New South Wales - dating back 1887
- Bank of Australasia - from 1887-1888
- Townsville Technical College - dating from 1920-21
- Westpac Bank Building - in 1935
- Great Northern Hotel - completed in 1901
- Main Train Station - was built in 1910-1913
- Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cathedral - built 1896-1902
- St. James Anglican Cathedral - built in 2 stages 1887-1892 and 1959-1960
Townsville is also renowned for marine research and it is the home of the headquarters of marine research and authorities which include the following:
- The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
- The Australian Institute of Marine Science
- The Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Boasting a 2.5 million litre exhibition and a rehabilitation centre for sea turtles, Townsville is also home to the world's largest living coral reef aquarium - Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium.