Why LEAD Conveyancing Toowoomba?
For some people, it is the first time they've ever heard of conveyancing
. You're all so excited after your offer for a property you're buying has just been accepted. All of a sudden, the real estate agent tells you you need to find a conveyancer.
So what is it really? Why are you required to get a conveyancer when you're buying a property? If this is your first time, there's more than just that.
First off, when you say conveyancer, in general, it can be a regular conveyancer or a property lawyer. Conveyancer is just a general term but they both do the same work with a few differences that, in most cases, matter a lot. You'll need their service in order to transfer the property title from the seller's name to your name. They will also take care of all the necessary paperwork and ideally, it should make your life easy. What's supposed to be a messy process will be organised. They're the ones who will do the dirty work for you.
When you need conveyancing, you can either get a regular conveyancer or a solicitor. What's the difference? The former is more friendly on the wallet but less on security and scope of expertise. The latter may be a bit more expensive but you get peace of mind.
LEAD, is a team composed of highly experienced property lawyers and we're here to make sure you get this done hassle-free, with peace of mind, and at an affordable price!
Our Toowoomba Conveyancing Services
When finding a conveyancing service, there are a lot of things to look out for.
I'll let you in on some tips on how you can identify when the firm or company you're potentially dealing with is someone to stay away from.
- FREE Contract Review - when you see this, turn away immediately. There is no such thing as a free service. Keep in mind that at the end of the day, it's a business everybody's running. If you're a lawyer who has painstakingly studied for years and spent lots of money to get your degree, would you give your service for free?
- FIXED Fee - when they give you a final price and they say it's fixed, IT IS NOT. Don't be fooled. Every conveyancer or solicitor can only declare their professional fee as fixed. The cost for searches will always be an estimate because it is an external cost coming from the council.
At LEAD, we don't hide and we don't sugarcoat. We tell you what costs you should expect, what they're for, and how much for each. We can also tell you how some can declare something and make you believe you're getting a great deal when in fact you're not.
A free contract review means they cannot be held liable for their review so they just look at the contract and if it seems like any other contract they've seen, they'll give you the “go-ahead”. If someone gives you a fixed price for searches and the cost
for the searches go up, they can just remove some of the searches to compensate for the loss. That, however, means you are the one being put at risk.
How we provide Cheap Conveyancing in Toowoomba
When buying or selling a property, getting a lawyer to do your conveyancing does not have to be expensive anymore. Yes, you can get a cheap conveyancing
LEAD's business model is custom-tailored to today's technology. We take advantage of our generation's resources so we can get things done quickly and easily. Smartphones, emails, VOIP, and the internet are the tools that have made our process very user friendly and efficient. And with that, we were able to get rid of costs for processes that only the past requires.
- Travel costs going to and coming from the office.
- Hard copy and paper costs for documents.
- Costs on wasted time for face to face appointments.
The fact is everyone today is already mobile. Saved time can be used for other productive purposes. Virtually, everything can now be done through your smartphone and/or computer so why not take advantage of it, right? That's the purpose of technology - to make life simple.
Why do you need Conveyancing Solicitors in Toowoomba?
Why is it better to get a solicitor over a conveyancer
Just the thought of getting a solicitor or a lawyer used to scare people away. It's because it means money, money, money.
You might have noticed I used the words, “used to”. That's because, as previously mentioned, getting a property lawyer nowadays need not be expensive. You just have to get a reputable team or firm. So why is it important to get a solicitor?
For one, the property's contract of sale which is possibly the most important document in your transaction is the first to be looked at before you sign. A solicitor will scrutinise your contract line by line and when they give you the “go”, you're sure it's safe for you to proceed with the deal because if problems arise due to something they missed, they will be held liable and it's their profession, license, and business at risk. To make it short - you get professional legal advice.
When you need the document to be amended, a solicitor will be able to put the proper wording to protect your interest and make sure every legal angle is covered. Should things get complicated at a later time, you're sure a lawyer will be able to defend you until the end.
About Toowoomba City
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs part of Queensland, Australia. Darling Downs is a farming region in Southern Queensland which is to the west of South East Queensland. With its fresh mountain air and rich volcanic soils, it has been an ideal location for the development of some of the most spectacular parks and public gardens in Australia making Toowoomba known as the Garden City of Queensland. By road, it is 125km west of Brisbane and this city experiences all four seasons with spring being celebrated every year by the Carnival of Flowers.
So where did the name Toowoomba
come from? In the 1840s, Toowoomba grew up as a convenient stopping point for those on the route from Moreton Bay to the pastoral holdings to the west. Drayton (which is now a part of the southern suburbs of Toowoomba) was the first substantial settlement on the Darling Downs. In 1852, a squatter by the name of Thomas Alford settled to the north of Drayton and decided to call his property Toowoomba. Little by little, settlement grew up in this area and the city got its original name, “The Swamp”. Later in 1858, it was changed to the Aboriginal word “Toowoomba” which also means “the swamp” or a type of melon that grew on the banks of the swamp. Others claim it was referring to the reeds on the edges of the swamp. Sources say it is an altered name for “tchwampa” (which means the swamp), “choowoom” (meaning native melon), or “woomba woomba” (meaning the reeds in the swamp).
Buying a Property in Toowoomba
Compared to other areas of Queensland like Sunshine Coast
, Toowoomba has more frequent winds, hail, and fog. Although Toowoomba has a warm humid subtropical climate, it is considered cooler than other towns and cities in Queensland. Average annual rainfall peaks in the warm season and the majority of Toowoomba's rainfalls are from November until March with January and February having the most rains. Toowoomba's population now rivals Cairns and Townsville making it Australia's 15th biggest city.
Currently, there are trends expected to be seen in the Toowoomba property market. More first-time buyers will be taking advantage of government programs such as the First Home Owner's Grant
(FHOG), the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme
(FHLDS), and the First Home Super Saver
(FHSS) scheme. The First Home Owner's Grant or “FHOG” allows first-time buyers to get up to $15,000 for buying or building a new home. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme or “FHLDS” helps buyers get their first property with as little as only a 5% deposit. Lastly, the First Home Super Saver scheme allows buyers to use their superannuation and contribute up to $30,000 (up to $60,000 as a couple).
Toowoomba is also expected to be more popular for investors being dubbed as one of the best regional investment opportunities of Queensland. With government plans to pick 10 regional cities to power the country's economy, an influx of new workers looking to buy or rent is expected for Toowoomba. There are also three growth suburbs being significant namely - Middle Ridge, Highfields, and Centenary Heights. Middle Ridge is one of Toowoomba's most popular suburbs because of its high liveability and family-friendly neighbourhoods. Highfields, on the other hand, is making noise for being one of the fastest-growing areas in QLD with its new infrastructures and investments. Centenary Heights is where you can find affordable properties with growth potential and nearby amenities. This suburb surely attracts first-home buyers.
New projects also mean more jobs which in turn mean more population and greater competition for property. The Qantas Pilot Training Academy, for one, is about to welcome 250 pilots to the city annually. A $10.6 million medicinal marijuana project near Wellcamp is also to export and produce 500 tonnes of cannabis which will boost trade for Toowoomba.
Property Selling in Toowoomba
When selling a property, prospective buyers often look into the city's attraction may the purchase be for dwelling or investment purposes. Toowoomba has a lot to offer and here are some of what you can find in this beautiful city.
- Picnic Point - a prime picnic spot overlooking Main Range and Lockyer Valley
- Cobb+Co Museum - see the history of Australia's transport era with horse-drawn carriages and steam trains
- Empire Theatre - Australia's largest regional performance space
- Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery - witness 20th-century Australian paintings, drawings, ceramics, and jewellery
- Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers - an annual floral event every September that attracts 140,000 visitors each year
- Queen's Park - 26.3 hectares of green space with trees from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world
- Russell Street Historical Walk - see 2.5 km of well-preserved 1860s Queenslander architecture
- Woolshed at Jondaryan - the oldest and largest woolshed in the world
- Toowoomba's Street Art Trail - view graffiti art by a range of artists in Toowoomba's giant outdoor gallery
- Darling Downs Zoo - home of the only pride of African lions in QLD